The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.
If you would take, you must first give, this is the beginning of intelligence.
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
Think globally, act locally.
You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously
Turn your wounds into wisdom.
Language is very powerful. Language does not just describe reality. Language creates the reality it describes.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
If you have no problems, then you have no clue to what is going.
I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.
I have no desire to make windows into mens souls
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.
He who conquers others is strong; he who conquers himself is mighty.
Instinct is a marvellous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
The essence of knowledge is, having it, to apply it; not having it, to confess your ignorance.
You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can't put a dollar sign on.