I meant what I said and I said what I meant.
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.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.
A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.
There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
Only those with no memory insist on their originality.
If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.