Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call 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.
Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.
Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated.
The joke of our time is the suicide of intention.
Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own.
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
If you never stop when you wave goodbye you just might find, if you give it time, you will wave hello again...
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.
A good liar must have a good memory.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
But some emotions don't make a lot of noise. It's hard to hear pride. Caring is real faint - like a heartbeat. And pure love why, some days it's so quiet, you don't even know it's there.