The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
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.
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic
Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different.
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
Women have the right to work wherever they want, as long as they have the dinner ready when you get home.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.