Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.
I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances.
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.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
The English contribution to world cuisine - the chip.
I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and thats to get rid of all my other desires.
If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words.
The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.