Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
My government will be open. Anyone found guilty of corruption will be dealt with in accordance with the law. If you are corrupt you will have to hang your boots.
At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.
I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and thats to get rid of all my other desires.
Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.
The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.