If I get married, I want to be very married.
Every person who ever thought he had a right to assert, and went boldly and asserted it, himself, or jointly with others that shared his convictions, was a direct actionist.
The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.
Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show.
The highest manifestation of strength is to keep ourselves calm and on our own feet.
Short as life is, we make it still shorter by the careless waste of time.
The great mistake is to anticipate the outcome of the engagement; you ought not to be thinking of whether it ends in victory or defeat. Let nature take its course, and your tools will strike at the right moment.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
If you've been playing poker for half an hour and you still don't know who the patsy is, you're the patsy.
Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn
There are two tragedies in life. One is to lose your heart's desire. The other is to gain it.
I can't help thinking that there are only one or two ways of being brought into this world, but there are so many fucked-up ways of leaving it.
All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.
Just as modern motorways have no room for ox-carts or wandering pedestrians, so modern society has little place for lives and ways that are too eccentric.
Only he who accepts clashes and conflicts in life, loves life.
A photograph is a moral decision taken in one eighth of a second.
Not all things are to be discovered; many are better concealed.
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
There is no worse bitterness than to reach the end of your life and realized you have not lived.
In every tragedy, an element of comedy is preserved. Comedy is just tragedy reversed.