To do a great right do a little wrong.
We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe, nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws, but the smallest insect, we wish to be created at once by special act.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
Do what's right for you, as long as it don't hurt no one
A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running.
The future is the shape of things to come.
But I don't want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want sin.
No one has ever become poor by giving.
To be interested in the changing seasons is . . . a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
Quick sensitivity is inseperable from a ready understanding.
Luxury is not a necessity to me, but beautiful and good things are.
Science is the outcome of being prepared to live without certainty and therefore a mark of maturity. It embraces doubt and loose ends.
I never think of the future - it comes soon enough.
No social problem is as universal as the oppression of the child
I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit.
I can't help thinking that there are only one or two ways of being brought into this world, but there are so many fucked-up ways of leaving it.
Life always waits for some crisis to occur before revealing itself at its most brilliant.
If you want to keep your memories, you first have to live them.
The young people think the old people are fools - but the old people know the young people are fools.
All of us are products of our childhood.
To one extent, if you've seen one city slum, you've seen them all.