Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
You cant have a plan for your day, til you have a plan for your life.
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
Dare to risk public criticism.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
Any product that needs a manual to work is broken.