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.
He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.
Never accept a drink from a urologist.
All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
No matter how thin you slice it, there will always be two sides.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
I've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.
At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories.
The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately... you usually don't use it at all. It uses you.
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
Sanity is a madness put to good uses.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.