The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
The day of individual happiness has passed
Boards don't hit back.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, The Bores and the Bored.
Dare to risk public criticism.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
To find a man's true character, play golf with him.
Work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on earth.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.
An intellectual is a man who doesn't know how to park a bike.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression