A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
Never lend your car to someone you've given birth to.
We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
I have often been accused of putting my foot in my mouth, but I will never put my hand in your pockets
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren't dying. They're merging into big conglomerates.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat.
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
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.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
Courage is grace under pressure.
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.