Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
If you have been sunned through and through like an apricot on a wall from your earliest days, you are oversensitive to any withdrawal of heat.
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
You can find the entire cosmos lurking in its least remarkable objects.
You can have it all. Just not all at once.
The 'good old times'-all times, when old, are good.
The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behaviour lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behaviour
Is it progress if a cannibal uses a fork?
All that is not eternal is eternally out of date.
Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
There is also this benefit in brag: that the speaker is unconsciously expressing his own ideal. Humor him by all means, draw it all out, and hold him to it.
Living is Easy with Eyes Closed.
Any idiot can face a crisis; it's this day-to-day living that wears you out.
The future is the shape of things to come.
Symbols are the imaginative signposts of life.
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding.
Exceptional claims demand exceptional evidence.
The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging.