Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated.
People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
Fashion changes, but style endures.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root'.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
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.
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
I have often been accused of putting my foot in my mouth, but I will never put my hand in your pockets
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.