Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
One of the great penalties those of us who live our lives in full view of the public must pay is the loss of that most cherished birthright of man's, privacy.
Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not.
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.
Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been.
If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.
An intellectual is a man who doesn't know how to park a bike.
The future is something which every one reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.