I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
Terrorism is the tactic of demanding the impossible, and demanding it at gunpoint.
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.
I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers.
I just want to retire before I go senile because if I don't retire before I go senile, then I'll do more damage than good at that point.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
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.
He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
Boards don't hit back.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.