The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.
Nothing is black or white.
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
An intellectual is a man who doesn't know how to park a bike.
The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
One of the great penalties those of us who live our lives in full view of the public must pay is the loss of that most cherished birthright of man's, privacy.
Passion goes, Boredom remains.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
They have formed their own 4-H club - the hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.
Be that self which one truly is.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.
There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don't need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.
If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
Delay always breeds danger. To protract a great design is often to ruin it.