How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.
Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
The future ain't what it used to be.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice; therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects.
I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.