You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren't dying. They're merging into big conglomerates.
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.
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.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
I can see in your eyes, I can see in your faces, I can see you cry. But what I want to say, there's no reason to cry. Do not, in the name of peace, go in the streets and riot.
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
Purity of heart is to will one thing.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
As long as we believe in absurdities we shall continue to commit atrocities.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
I've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
No matter how thin you slice it, there will always be two sides.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.
In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.