Adventure is the point where you toss your life on the scales of chance and wait for the pointer to stop.
It was a symptom of the insanity of human beings in a cosmos obviously designed for them to live in, but which they industriously prepare to make unlivable.
Facts are facts! And if they're impossible, they're still facts!
Children and barbarians have clear ideas of justice due to them, but no idea at all of justice due from them.
The most difficult of enterprises is to secure the cooperation of others in enterprises those others did not think of first.
No man can be fully efficient if he expects praise or appreciation for what he does.
There is never a rational reason for a man to rejoice that a certain pretty girl exists and that he has found her. The experience, however, is universal.
It was totally unrealistic to think that because there had been wildly unlikely coincidences in the immediate past, that there would be more wildly unlikely ones turning up in orderly succession. Yet...
I've never noticed that being nonsensical keeps things from happening. Don't you ever read about politics?
He had a stellar talent. I not only lost a contemporary in the death of Robert E. Howard. The world lost a writer of extraordinary gifts.
The secret of getting along with people is that of postponing quarrels.
It isn't illegal to buy an artist's work for peanuts and sell it again at any price one can get. But it is an outrage!
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