A jug fills drop by drop.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
So many women just don't know how great they really are. They come to us all vogue outside and vague on the inside.
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.
One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
When it is not in our power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.