All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
I can see in your eyes, I can see in your faces, I can see you cry. But what I want to say, there's no reason to cry. Do not, in the name of peace, go in the streets and riot.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
Learn to give, whether you have plenty or little, whether you are happy or in pain.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
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.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm.
A lot of people don't realize that depression is an illness. I don't wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
Never accept a drink from a urologist.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
I don't do drugs, I am drugs