Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
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.
Thought is free.
The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.
Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
That which costs little is less valued.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.