The future ain't what it used to be.
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, The Bores and the Bored.
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.
You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
What is to give light must endure burning.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.
A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.