Young heads take example of the ancient.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
Memory... is an internal rumour.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.
A person preaches well that lives well.
Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.
The people who are doing the work are the moving force behind the Macintosh. My job is to create a space for them, to clear out the rest of the organization and keep it at bay.
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.
Hollywood brides keep the bouquets and throw away the grooms.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
There are no facts, only interpretations.