Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.
Sanity is a madness put to good uses.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
Delay always breeds danger. To protract a great design is often to ruin it.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
Terrorism is the tactic of demanding the impossible, and demanding it at gunpoint.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different.
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.