A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.
Tell me thy company, and I shall tell thee what thou art.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
Sanity is a madness put to good uses.
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.
Ah just act the way ah feel.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
My specialty is detached malevolence.