For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live.
I don't think necessity is the mother of invention. Invention ... arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.
People die from typewriters falling on their heads.
If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.
We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.
A liar will not be believed even when he speaks the truth.
Great work requires great and persistent effort for a long time. … Character has to be established through a thousand stumbles.
Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.
Good thoughts bear good fruit, bad thoughts bear bad fruit.
When every physical and mental resource is focused, one's power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.
It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
I don't know who my grandfather was; I'm much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.
One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
Find out who you are and do it on purpose.
All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle.
Cultivate your curves - they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided.
Climbing to the top demands strength, whether it is to the top of Mount Everest or to the top of your career.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
Take things as they are. Punch when you have to punch. Kick when you have to kick.
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.