The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.
The future ain't what it used to be.
The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm.
I'll always be poor in my mind.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat.
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
Be that self which one truly is.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
Delay always breeds danger. To protract a great design is often to ruin it.
Everything beautiful has a mark of eternity.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.