When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
Common sense is not so common.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
Tell me thy company, and I shall tell thee what thou art.
Never lend your car to someone you've given birth to.
You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
Fashion changes, but style endures.
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others
I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different.
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.