Before I speak, I have something important to say.
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.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
Give up trying to make me give up
Your personal nature seeks its paradise.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
A lot of people don't realize that depression is an illness. I don't wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it.
Freedom lies in being bold.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
Sanity is a madness put to good uses.
There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.
Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been.
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.