We all live in suspense from day to day; in other words, you are the hero of your own story.
The relation between life and literature - a final antimony - is one of mutual plagiarism.
Bureaucracy, the rule of no one, has become the modern form of despotism.
We are the hero of our own story.
Every word she writes is a lie, including "and" and "the."
The idea of Macbeth as a conscience-torm ented man is a platitude as false as Macbeth himself. Macbeth has no conscience. His main concern throughout the play is that most selfish of all concerns: to get a good night's sleep.
You know what my favourite quotation is?...It's from Chaucer... Criseyde says it, "I am myne owene woman, wel at ese.
Feminism is ridiculous. Feminists are silly idealists who want to be on top. There is no real equality in sexual relationships - someone always wins.
From what I have seen, I am driven to the conclusion that religion is only good for good people...
Illiteracy at the poverty level (mainly a matter of bad grammar) does not alarm me nearly as much as the illiteracy of the well-to-do.
If someone tells you he is going to make a 'realistic decision', you immediately understand that he has resolved to do something bad.
Calling someone a monster does not make him more guilty; it makes him less so by classing him with beasts and devils.
A good deal of education consists of unlearning-the breaking of bad habits as with a tennis serve.
If you talked or laughed in church, told lies, had impure thoughts or conversations, you were bad; if you obeyed your parents or guardians, went to confession and communion regularly, said prayers for the dead, you were good.
The American character looks always as if it had just had a rather bad haircut, which gives it, in our eyes at any rate, a greater humanity than the European, which even among its beggars has all too much a professional air.
What I really do is take real plums and put them in an imaginary cake.
In violence, we forget who we are
There are no new truths, but only truths that have not been recognized by those who have perceived them without noticing.
In science, all facts, no matter how trivial or banal, enjoy democratic equality.
Every age has a keyhole to which its eye is pasted.
Modern neurosis began with the discoveries of Copernicus. Science made men feel small by showing him that the earth was not the center of the universe.
It is impossible, except for theologians, to conceive of a world-wide scandal or a universe-wide scandal; the proof of this is the way people have settled down to living with nuclear fission, radiation poisoning, hydrogen bombs, satellites, and space rockets.
What's the use of falling in love if you both remain inertly as you were?
A society person who is enthusiastic about modern painting or Truman Capote is already half a traitor to his class. It is middle-class people who, quite mistakenly, imagine that a lively pursuit of the latest in reading and painting will advance their status in the world.
Our language, once homely and colloquial, seeks to aggrandize our meanest activities with polysyllabic terms or it retreats from frankness into a stammering verbosity.
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