No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been.
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
What is to give light must endure burning.
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
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.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
So many women just don't know how great they really are. They come to us all vogue outside and vague on the inside.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
Ladies who play with fire must remember that smoke gets in their eyes.
Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.