People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.?
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice; therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects.
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don't need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.
Hollywood brides keep the bouquets and throw away the grooms.
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it.
I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.
My government will be open. Anyone found guilty of corruption will be dealt with in accordance with the law. If you are corrupt you will have to hang your boots.
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.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.