Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
Go on, get out. Last words are for fools who haven't said enough.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.
Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
If you follow every dream, you might get lost.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.