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.
The censure of a dog is something no man can stand.
Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.
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.
If you have to keep reminding yourself of a thing, perhaps it isn't so.
There is indeed a heaven on this earth, a heaven which we inhabit when we read a good book.
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.
Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.
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.
Why do they put the Gideon bibles only in the bedrooms, where it's usually too late?
We've had bad luck with our kids - they've all grown up.
In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty.
A human being: an ingenious assembly of portable plumbing.
Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective: an awareness that some things are really important, others not; and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.
There is only one rule for being a good talker - learn to listen.
Fifty percent of the world are women, yet they always seem a novelty.
Friendships do not grow up in any carefully tended and contemplated fashion.... They begin haphazard.
When you sell a man a book you don't sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night - there's all heaven and earth in a book, a real book.
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