It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
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.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
I got rabies shots for biting the head off a bat but that`s OK - the bat had to get Ozzy shots.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
That which costs little is less valued.
The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
One of the great penalties those of us who live our lives in full view of the public must pay is the loss of that most cherished birthright of man's, privacy.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.