I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
Everything beautiful has a mark of eternity.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
Passion goes, Boredom remains.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
The bat thought I was giving him the kiss of life!
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.
If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.
All that spirits desire, spirits attain.
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.
A lot of people don't realize that depression is an illness. I don't wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.