If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
Maybe you are searching among the branches, for what only appears in the roots.
Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
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.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
Ah just act the way ah feel.
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've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
The joke of our time is the suicide of intention.
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
Never accept a drink from a urologist.
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
I have often been accused of putting my foot in my mouth, but I will never put my hand in your pockets
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.