If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root'.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.
I think we're having fun. I think our customers really like our products. And we're always trying to do better.
If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words.
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
That which costs little is less valued.
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.