Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
Effective action is always unjust.
Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.
You just have to keep on doing what you do. It's the lesson I get from my husband; he just says, Keep going. Start by starting.
Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
I got rabies shots for biting the head off a bat but that`s OK - the bat had to get Ozzy shots.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.