Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
If a little is great, and a lot is better, then way too much is just about right!
We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated.
Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
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.
I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and thats to get rid of all my other desires.
Everything beautiful has a mark of eternity.
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.
An intellectual is a man who doesn't know how to park a bike.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
A good liar must have a good memory.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.