Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good thing for the first time.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.
I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
Never lend your car to someone you've given birth to.
I can see in your eyes, I can see in your faces, I can see you cry. But what I want to say, there's no reason to cry. Do not, in the name of peace, go in the streets and riot.