There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
The cure for boredom is curiosity.There is no cure for curiosity.
If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.
The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Tell me thy company, and I shall tell thee what thou art.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them.
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.
We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest.
There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.