I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
Boards don't hit back.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
I can see in your eyes, I can see in your faces, I can see you cry. But what I want to say, there's no reason to cry. Do not, in the name of peace, go in the streets and riot.
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.
In just six weeks from the time the design was started, we had the motor on the block testing its power.
No matter how thin you slice it, there will always be two sides.
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
Get off your butt and join the Marines!
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
I have often been accused of putting my foot in my mouth, but I will never put my hand in your pockets
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.