The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
Delay always breeds danger. To protract a great design is often to ruin it.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
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.
An intellectual is a man who doesn't know how to park a bike.
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.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.
God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it - from what I see, from what the dancers can do, from what others do.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
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.
Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.