In just six weeks from the time the design was started, we had the motor on the block testing its power.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
Talk low, talk slow and don't say too much.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
Nothing is black or white.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
Sanity is a madness put to good uses.
Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
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.