If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
Of all the things I`ve lost I miss my mind the most.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that in his heart which is capable of responding to it.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.
An idea is salvation by imagination
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
I got rabies shots for biting the head off a bat but that`s OK - the bat had to get Ozzy shots.
Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
Freedom lies in being bold.
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
Parents wonder why the streams are bitter, when they themselves have poisoned the fountain.
I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.