There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
They say I do not have the qualifications to be president, that I do not have education. Well, I would never divide the Liberian people.
I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
Women have the right to work wherever they want, as long as they have the dinner ready when you get home.
Get off your butt and join the Marines!
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
You are 27 or 28 right? It is very tough to live at that age. When nothing is sure. I have sympathy with you.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality
Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
The future is something which every one reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.