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.
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
Terrorism is the tactic of demanding the impossible, and demanding it at gunpoint.
A jug fills drop by drop.
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
But some emotions don't make a lot of noise. It's hard to hear pride. Caring is real faint - like a heartbeat. And pure love why, some days it's so quiet, you don't even know it's there.
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it.