My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
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.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
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.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and thats to get rid of all my other desires.
A lie never lives to be old.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.
I want to put a ding in the universe.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Sunlight is painting.
Tell me thy company, and I shall tell thee what thou art.
Your clothes conceal much of your beauty, yet they hide not the unbeautiful
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.