You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
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.
When one door is closed, don't you know that many more are open
Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
A scientist in his laboratory is not a mere technician: he is also a child confronting natural phenomena that impress him as though they were fairy tales.?
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
You are like my little dog; when people see you, they know I am nearby.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
Nothing is black or white.
Thought is free.
Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.