The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances.
It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don't need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.
The bat thought I was giving him the kiss of life!
A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
I have noticed that nothing I have never said ever did me any harm.
True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.
Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.
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.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
Passion goes, Boredom remains.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Sanity is a madness put to good uses.