If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections, - a mere heart of stone.
Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.
It is piracy, not overt online music stores, which is our main competitor.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
The joke of our time is the suicide of intention.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good thing for the first time.
A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.
Delay always breeds danger. To protract a great design is often to ruin it.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
The cloud is free only to go with the wind. The rain is free only in falling.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.