Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
There is no limit to the amount of good you can do if you don't care who gets the credit.
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
Who the hell wants fourteen pairs of shoes when they go on holiday? I haven't had fourteen pairs in my life.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
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.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.