Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
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.
A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
Fashion changes, but style endures.
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
It is piracy, not overt online music stores, which is our main competitor.
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
Humility is attentive patience.
What is to give light must endure burning.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.