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.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
You are 27 or 28 right? It is very tough to live at that age. When nothing is sure. I have sympathy with you.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
If you never stop when you wave goodbye you just might find, if you give it time, you will wave hello again...
An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them.
His modesty amounts to deformity.
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
As long as we believe in absurdities we shall continue to commit atrocities.
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.