The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
They say I do not have the qualifications to be president, that I do not have education. Well, I would never divide the Liberian people.
A lot of people don't realize that depression is an illness. I don't wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it.
A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
Dare to risk public criticism.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.
There is no real ending. It's just the place where you stop the story.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.