I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
Tell me thy company, and I shall tell thee what thou art.
The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
Only those with no memory insist on their originality.
A good liar must have a good memory.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
Memory... is an internal rumour.
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
An intellectual is a man who doesn't know how to park a bike.
Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.
I'll always be poor in my mind.
We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.