The artist, like the God of the creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined, out of existence, indifferent, paring his fingernails.
Censorship, like charity, should begin at home; but unlike charity, it should end there.
God doesn't make orange juice, God makes oranges.
Let no guilty man escape, if it can be avoided. No personal consideration should stand in the way of performing a public duty.
In the Spring a livelier iris changes on the burnish'd dove; In the Spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love.
We must each find our separate meaning in the persuasion of our days until we meet in the meaning of the world.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve immortality through not dying.
Life is a great surprise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.
I make all my decisions on intuition. I throw a spear into the darkness. That is intuition. Then I must send an army into the darkness to find the spear. That is intellect.
Worry is evidence of an ill-controlled brain; it is merely a stupid waste of time in unpleasantness.
History doesn't pass the dishes again.
Drunkenness is temporary suicide: the happiness that it brings is merely negative, a momentary cessation of unhappiness.
You cannot hate other people without hating yourself.
Great talkers are trying to fill the gap between themselves and others, but only widen it.
Men don't get cellulite. God might just be a man.
I have never advocated war, except as a means of peace.
The great virtue of man lies in his ability to correct his mistakes and to continually make a new man of himself.
When the style is fully formed, if it has a sweet undersong, we call it beautiful, and the writer may do what he likes in words or syntax.
I want to do it because I want to do it.
The poor and the busy have no leisure for sentimental sorrow.