When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
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.
Our greatest foes - and whom we must chiefly combat - are within.
A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment
There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
Once you label me you negate me.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that in his heart which is capable of responding to it.
Fashion changes, but style endures.
All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.
Who the hell wants fourteen pairs of shoes when they go on holiday? I haven't had fourteen pairs in my life.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.