People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
Sunlight is painting.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.
Dare to risk public criticism.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
Go on, get out. Last words are for fools who haven't said enough.
It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.