One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
I am not now That which I have been.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been.
I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, The Bores and the Bored.
I've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.
Everything beautiful has a mark of eternity.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
No temptation can gravitate to a man unless there is that in his heart which is capable of responding to it.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat.