I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.
I am not now That which I have been.
All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
You are like my little dog; when people see you, they know I am nearby.
I want to put a ding in the universe.
A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
But some emotions don't make a lot of noise. It's hard to hear pride. Caring is real faint - like a heartbeat. And pure love why, some days it's so quiet, you don't even know it's there.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
Courage is grace under pressure.
I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.
To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.