The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
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.
Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.
I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
Fashion changes, but style endures.
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
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.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that in his heart which is capable of responding to it.
Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
They say I do not have the qualifications to be president, that I do not have education. Well, I would never divide the Liberian people.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not.
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.