Once you label me you negate me.
I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it.
The future is something which every one reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren't dying. They're merging into big conglomerates.
All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
A good liar must have a good memory.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.