Learn to give, whether you have plenty or little, whether you are happy or in pain.
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
I am not now That which I have been.
No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glow-worm.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
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.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.