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.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
I meant what I said and I said what I meant.
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages.
Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root'.
You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren't dying. They're merging into big conglomerates.
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.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
If from Society we learn to live Tis Solitude should teach us how to die; It hath no flatterers.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
Genius is sorrow's child.
The future is something which every one reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.
A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
Nothing is black or white.