You always admire what you really don't understand.
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
Everything beautiful has a mark of eternity.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
But some emotions don't make a lot of noise. It's hard to hear pride. Caring is real faint - like a heartbeat. And pure love why, some days it's so quiet, you don't even know it's there.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Dare to risk public criticism.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
If you follow every dream, you might get lost.
Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
One of the great penalties those of us who live our lives in full view of the public must pay is the loss of that most cherished birthright of man's, privacy.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it - from what I see, from what the dancers can do, from what others do.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.