Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers.
The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances.
Patriotism is usually stronger than class hatred, and always stronger than internationalism.
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.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated.
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.
You just have to keep on doing what you do. It's the lesson I get from my husband; he just says, Keep going. Start by starting.
So many women just don't know how great they really are. They come to us all vogue outside and vague on the inside.
It ain't over 'til it's over.
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director
A good goal is like a strenuous exercise - it makes you stretch.
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root'.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.