The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
I'm not afraid of dying I just don't want to be there when it happens.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.
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.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.
Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
Passion goes, Boredom remains.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
Never accept a drink from a urologist.
Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.