There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.
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.
It is wonderful when you don't have the fear, and a lot of the time I don't ... I focus on what needs to be done instead.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
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.
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
Hollywood brides keep the bouquets and throw away the grooms.
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.
We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
I don't do drugs, I am drugs
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.