You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
Work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on earth.
The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear.