Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
Only those with no memory insist on their originality.
Tell me thy company, and I shall tell thee what thou art.
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages.
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.
I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
If a little is great, and a lot is better, then way too much is just about right!
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
Passion goes, Boredom remains.
I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers.