Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
Your personal nature seeks its paradise.
I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
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.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good thing for the first time.