Young heads take example of the ancient.
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.
You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
One of the great penalties those of us who live our lives in full view of the public must pay is the loss of that most cherished birthright of man's, privacy.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it.
Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages.
Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.