Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.
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.
An idea is salvation by imagination
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
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.
It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.
Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
Passion goes, Boredom remains.
The traditional ways were wrongly disowned by Christianity - in hindsight, medicine men were not demons but very important counsellors in the community.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.