I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
I want to put a ding in the universe.
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 day of individual happiness has passed
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
Freedom is from within.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
I am not now That which I have been.
If you never stop when you wave goodbye you just might find, if you give it time, you will wave hello again...
If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren't dying. They're merging into big conglomerates.
A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat.