There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
It is wonderful when you don't have the fear, and a lot of the time I don't ... I focus on what needs to be done instead.
Be that self which one truly is.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.
There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.
I got rabies shots for biting the head off a bat but that`s OK - the bat had to get Ozzy shots.
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.