I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.
Genius is sorrow's child.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.
We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that's when you know you're way too close to something that you don't want to be near.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, The Bores and the Bored.
If you never stop when you wave goodbye you just might find, if you give it time, you will wave hello again...
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
Freedom lies in being bold.
Give up trying to make me give up
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.