In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic 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.
God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it - from what I see, from what the dancers can do, from what others do.
I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
What's with you men? Would hair stop growing on your chest if you asked directions somewhere?
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.
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.
No matter how thin you slice it, there will always be two sides.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
Freedom lies in being bold.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
An idea is salvation by imagination
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
So many women just don't know how great they really are. They come to us all vogue outside and vague on the inside.
Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.
Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.