People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
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.
The bat thought I was giving him the kiss of life!
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
His modesty amounts to deformity.
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances.
An idea is salvation by imagination
Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.