I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.
All that spirits desire, spirits attain.
Never lend your car to someone you've given birth to.
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
Common sense is not so common.
The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.
Freedom lies in being bold.
Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.
We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances.
As long as we believe in absurdities we shall continue to commit atrocities.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.