The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge; for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future.
All great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction.
One is as one is, and the love that can't encompass both is a poor sort of love.
It's never what you say, but how you make it sound sincere.
People on horses look better than they are. People in cars look worse than they are.
The process of maturing is an art to be learned, an effort to be sustained. By the age of fifty you have made yourself what you are, and if it is good, it is better than your youth.
In our society those who are in reality superior in intelligence can be accepted by their fellows only if they pretend they are not.
Women are repeatedly accused of taking things personally. I cannot see any other honest way of taking them.
Generosity with strings is not generosity: it is a deal.
If American men are obsessed with money, American women are obsessed with weight. The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss, and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
The faucet leak, and learn to leave them so.
Borders are scratched across the hearts of men By strangers with a calm, judicial pen, And when the borders bleed we watch with dread The lines of ink across the map turn red.
It is privilege of living to be acutely, agonizingly conscious of the moment that is always present and always passing.
Timing and arrogance are decisive factors in the successful use of talent.
The great omission in American life is solitude; not loneliness, for this is an alienation that thrives most in the midst of crowds, but that zone of time and space, free from the outside pressures, which is the incubator of the spirit.
Advertisers in general bear a large part of the responsibility for the deep feelings of inadequacy that drive women to psychiatrists, pills, or the bottle.
Lie down and listen to the crabgrass grow.
Hoary idea, in any case, expecting a woman to surrender her name to her husband's in exchange for his. Why? Would any man submerge his identity and heritage to the woman he wed?
The process of maturing is an art to be learned, an effort to be sustained...
I don't think it's possible to write a good play or paint a good picture and be a good Republican.
Flirtation is merely an expression of considered desire coupled with an admission of its impracticability.
People minus space equals Poverty ... What is living for? If the answer is a life of dignity, decency and opportunity, then every increase in population means a decrease in all three. The crowd is a threat to every single being.
It is a marvellous thing to be physically a woman if only to know the marvels of a man.
It is television's primary damage that it provides ten million children with the same fantasy, ready-made and on a platter.
The real demon is success-the anxieties engendered by this quest are relentless, degrading, corroding. What is worse, there is no end to this escalation of desire.
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