All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Show love, compassion, protection & generosity to those who depend on you – in fact, to everyone.
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.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
That which costs little is less valued.
I've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
Learn to give, whether you have plenty or little, whether you are happy or in pain.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.
Even if you are divine, you don't disdain male consorts.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
I've been looking for a girl like you - not you, but a girl like you.
There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.