Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
Hollywood brides keep the bouquets and throw away the grooms.
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.
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
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.
I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.
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.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
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.
If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.