You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
Our greatest foes - and whom we must chiefly combat - are within.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic
We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.
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.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.