Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
A lot of people don't realize that depression is an illness. I don't wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
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.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
As long as we believe in absurdities we shall continue to commit atrocities.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
I'll always be poor in my mind.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat.
If you follow every dream, you might get lost.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Forewarned, forearmed. To be prepared is half the victory.
Work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on earth.