Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them.
If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
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.
In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
The joke of our time is the suicide of intention.
His modesty amounts to deformity.
I got rabies shots for biting the head off a bat but that`s OK - the bat had to get Ozzy shots.
Moonlight is sculpture.
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.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
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.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.