All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.?
I'm not afraid of dying I just don't want to be there when it happens.
A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root'.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
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.
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
Passion goes, Boredom remains.
Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.
The cure for boredom is curiosity.There is no cure for curiosity.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
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.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.