The people who are doing the work are the moving force behind the Macintosh. My job is to create a space for them, to clear out the rest of the organization and keep it at bay.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Purity of heart is to will one thing.
People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
Boards don't hit back.
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'