When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that's when you know you're way too close to something that you don't want to be near.
You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
Thought is free.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that in his heart which is capable of responding to it.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
If you never stop when you wave goodbye you just might find, if you give it time, you will wave hello again...
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
Fashion changes, but style endures.
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.
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.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.