The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
Our greatest foes - and whom we must chiefly combat - are within.
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.