All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
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.
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
I just want to retire before I go senile because if I don't retire before I go senile, then I'll do more damage than good at that point.
I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.
Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root'.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
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.
Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect-and I don't live to be-but before you start pointing fingers... make sure your hands are clean!
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.