Never accept a drink from a urologist.
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.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
Dare to risk public criticism.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
A good liar must have a good memory.
Genius is sorrow's child.
I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.
Time means a lot to me because you see I am also a learner and am often lost in the joy of forever developing.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
The day of individual happiness has passed
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.