It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.
We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.
The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.
You cant have a plan for your day, til you have a plan for your life.
Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.
Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it - from what I see, from what the dancers can do, from what others do.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
Common sense is not so common.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
Humility is attentive patience.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.