I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
I am not now That which I have been.
The cure for boredom is curiosity.There is no cure for curiosity.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.
There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don't need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.
What is to give light must endure burning.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
Dare to risk public criticism.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast
Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
No matter how thin you slice it, there will always be two sides.
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.