If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that in his heart which is capable of responding to it.
The people who are doing the work are the moving force behind the Macintosh. My job is to create a space for them, to clear out the rest of the organization and keep it at bay.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them.
He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.
All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and thats to get rid of all my other desires.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
The bat thought I was giving him the kiss of life!
The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.
A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
Only those with no memory insist on their originality.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.