The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
The people who are doing the work are the moving force behind the Macintosh. My job is to create a space for them, to clear out the rest of the organization and keep it at bay.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.
If you never stop when you wave goodbye you just might find, if you give it time, you will wave hello again...
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.