Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that's when you know you're way too close to something that you don't want to be near.
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
Time means a lot to me because you see I am also a learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
Common sense is not so common.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
Memory... is an internal rumour.