When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
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.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.
We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.
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.
I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.