Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
No matter how thin you slice it, there will always be two sides.
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
Moonlight is sculpture.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.