I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
Tell me thy company, and I shall tell thee what thou art.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
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.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
It ain't over 'til it's over.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.