Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
That which costs little is less valued.
I can see in your eyes, I can see in your faces, I can see you cry. But what I want to say, there's no reason to cry. Do not, in the name of peace, go in the streets and riot.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.
I am not now That which I have been.
The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic
If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality