I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
Your personal nature seeks its paradise.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
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 the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
Be that self which one truly is.
No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.