Dare to risk public criticism.
Common sense is not so common.
The bat thought I was giving him the kiss of life!
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
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 like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories.