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.
Genius is sorrow's child.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
The English contribution to world cuisine - the chip.
Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
Freedom lies in being bold.
One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.
All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.