One of the great penalties those of us who live our lives in full view of the public must pay is the loss of that most cherished birthright of man's, privacy.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.
Courage is grace under pressure.
Once you label me you negate me.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
The English contribution to world cuisine - the chip.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
Thought is free.