There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.
I have often been accused of putting my foot in my mouth, but I will never put my hand in your pockets
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
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.
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.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.