I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
Humility is attentive patience.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
The traditional ways were wrongly disowned by Christianity - in hindsight, medicine men were not demons but very important counsellors in the community.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic
Sanity is a madness put to good uses.
Ah just act the way ah feel.
For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.