A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.
At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
I am not now That which I have been.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
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.
Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.
Ladies who play with fire must remember that smoke gets in their eyes.
An intellectual is a man who doesn't know how to park a bike.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Get off your butt and join the Marines!
Common sense is not so common.
No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories.
In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell... we can't dance synonyms.