The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.
I don't do drugs, I am drugs
I'll always be poor in my mind.
I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and thats to get rid of all my other desires.
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.
When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
Get off your butt and join the Marines!
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that's when you know you're way too close to something that you don't want to be near.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Freedom is from within.
No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
If you never stop when you wave goodbye you just might find, if you give it time, you will wave hello again...
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.
So many women just don't know how great they really are. They come to us all vogue outside and vague on the inside.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.