There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.
What is the virtue and service of a book? Only to help me live less gingerly and shabbily.
There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning.
No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.
High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead.
The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.
Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.
The censure of a dog is something no man can stand.
Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking.
Act like you expect to get into the end zone.
There is indeed a heaven on this earth, a heaven which we inhabit when we read a good book.
If you have to keep reminding yourself of a thing, perhaps it isn't so.
The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets.
Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity.
The courage of the poet is to keep ajar the door that leads into madness.
Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it.
No man is lonely eating spaghetti; it requires so much attention.
If we discovered that we only had five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to stammer that they loved them.
A man who has never made a woman angry is a failure in life.
A human being: an ingenious assembly of portable plumbing.
Dancing is a wonderful training for girls, it's the first way you learn to guess what a man is going to do before he does it.
I had a million questions to ask God: but when I met Him, they all fled my mind; and it didn't seem to matter.
Living in a bookshop is like living in a warehouse of explosives. Those shelves are ranked with the most furious combustibles in the world--the brains of men.
God made man merely to hear some praise of what he'd done on those Five Days.
There is only one rule for being a good talker - learn to listen.
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