All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words.
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.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.
Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
Moonlight is sculpture.
Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect-and I don't live to be-but before you start pointing fingers... make sure your hands are clean!
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.