The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances.
Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.
We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest.
Effective action is always unjust.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.
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.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.
Don't take the wrong side of an argument just because your opponent has taken the right side.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
They have formed their own 4-H club - the hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.
Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.