I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
Our greatest foes - and whom we must chiefly combat - are within.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
A jug fills drop by drop.
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.
I have often been accused of putting my foot in my mouth, but I will never put my hand in your pockets
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
Delay always breeds danger. To protract a great design is often to ruin it.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
An idea is salvation by imagination
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.