A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
Never accept a drink from a urologist.
An intellectual is a man who doesn't know how to park a bike.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
What's with you men? Would hair stop growing on your chest if you asked directions somewhere?
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.