Writing is easy: All you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.
Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves.
The best way to become a successful writer is to read good writing, remember it, and then forget where you remember it from.
Every man should be allowed to love two cities, his own and San Francisco
An editor should have a pimp for a brother so he'd have someone to look up to.
A book is never finished; it's abandoned.
He has a profound respect for old age. Especially when it's bottled.
Sometimes I think my writing sounds like I walked out of the room and left the typewriter running.
What is success? It is a toy balloon among children armed with pins.
News is history shot on the wing. The huntsmen from the Fourth Estate seek to bag only the peacock or the eagle of the swifting day.
Don't be dismayed by the opinions of editors, or critics. They are only the traffic cops of the arts.
A man who makes a one-dollar profit on his expense account is dishonest. A man who loses five cents on one is a damned fool.
Everyone needs a warm personal enemy or two to keep him free from rust in the movable parts of his mind
It is no disgrace to rest a bit.
Never thank anybody for anything, except a drink of water in the desert -and then make it brief.
Love and memory last and will so endure till the game is called because of darkness.
Why may not the Bible and especially the New Testament be read and taught as a divine revelation in school? Where else can the purest principles of morality be learned so clearly or so perfectly as from the New Testament?
I will be brief. Not nearly so brief as Salvador Dali, who gave the world's shortest speech. He said I will be so brief I have already finished, and he sat down.
Psychoanalysts seem to be long on information and short on application.
News is history shot on the wing.
Perhaps no mightier conflict of mind occurs ever again in a lifetime than that first decision to unseat one's own tooth.
If they haven't heard it before it's original.
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