All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.
Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good thing for the first time.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
I meant what I said and I said what I meant.
A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
You are 27 or 28 right? It is very tough to live at that age. When nothing is sure. I have sympathy with you.
Genius is sorrow's child.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren't dying. They're merging into big conglomerates.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
I don't do drugs, I am drugs
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
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.