Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
I am not now That which I have been.
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
Effective action is always unjust.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
Show love, compassion, protection & generosity to those who depend on you – in fact, to everyone.
A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?