Dare to risk public criticism.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
I have often been accused of putting my foot in my mouth, but I will never put my hand in your pockets
The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.
Be that self which one truly is.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
The day of individual happiness has passed
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.
Effective action is always unjust.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.