How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
Hollywood brides keep the bouquets and throw away the grooms.
Young heads take example of the ancient.
The joke of our time is the suicide of intention.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.
It is wonderful when you don't have the fear, and a lot of the time I don't ... I focus on what needs to be done instead.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
Once you label me you negate me.
I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.
The traditional ways were wrongly disowned by Christianity - in hindsight, medicine men were not demons but very important counsellors in the community.
For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.