To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
Never accept a drink from a urologist.
As long as we believe in absurdities we shall continue to commit atrocities.
Only those with no memory insist on their originality.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead.
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
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.
Once you label me you negate me.
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
There is no real ending. It's just the place where you stop the story.
Who the hell wants fourteen pairs of shoes when they go on holiday? I haven't had fourteen pairs in my life.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, The Bores and the Bored.
A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.