There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.
No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.
There are three ingredients in the good life: learning, earning and yearning.
Act like you expect to get into the end zone.
Lots of times you have to pretend to join a parade in which you're not really interested in order to get where you're going.
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.
High heels were invented by a woman who had been kissed on the forehead.
Animal crackers, and cocoa to drink That is the finest of suppers, I think When I'm grown up and can have what I please, I think I shall always insist upon these.
What is the virtue and service of a book? Only to help me live less gingerly and shabbily.
Men talk of "finding God," but no wonder it is difficult; He is hidden in that darkest hiding-place, your heart. You yourself are a part of Him.
The enemies of the future are always the very nicest people.
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.
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.
There is indeed a heaven on this earth, a heaven which we inhabit when we read a good book.
The censure of a dog is something no man can stand.
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.
If you have to keep reminding yourself of a thing, perhaps it isn't so.
We've had bad luck with our kids - they've all grown up.
One of the penalties of being a human being is other human beings.
Truth is what every man sees lurking at the bottom of his own soul, like the oyster shell housewives put in the kitchen kettle to collect the lime from the water. By and by each man's iridescent oyster shell of Truth becomes coated with the lime of prejudice and hearsay.
My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.
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