All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
All that spirits desire, spirits attain.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director
All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else.
A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.?
Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root'.
The future ain't what it used to be.
We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.