A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.?
Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
Courage is grace under pressure.
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
No matter how thin you slice it, there will always be two sides.
Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
Hollywood brides keep the bouquets and throw away the grooms.
Learn to give, whether you have plenty or little, whether you are happy or in pain.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
A lot of people don't realize that depression is an illness. I don't wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else.