Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
Never accept a drink from a urologist.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
Women have the right to work wherever they want, as long as they have the dinner ready when you get home.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
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.
We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.
But some emotions don't make a lot of noise. It's hard to hear pride. Caring is real faint - like a heartbeat. And pure love why, some days it's so quiet, you don't even know it's there.
I love Madrid. I am happy to be here. I have been here three years and hope to be here longer. But I am proud of where I come from and never forget the people I grew up with.
Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.
I will go on my knees and ask the Liberian people to participate in bringing peace and stability to our country.