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.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin.
Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
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.
You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren't dying. They're merging into big conglomerates.
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.
He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
A lie never lives to be old.
Genius is sorrow's child.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
Hollywood brides keep the bouquets and throw away the grooms.
His modesty amounts to deformity.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.