Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
I sound my barbaric yawp over the rooftops of the world.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
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.
Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin.
Young heads take example of the ancient.
I am not now That which I have been.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.