'Who are you and how did you get in here' 'I'm a locksmith. And, I'm a locksmith.'
I wish there was a disease where you're afraid of clouds, because I think I could cure it. First, you sit the patient down and have a long personal talk. After that, I'm not sure, but maybe you could throw some water in his face or something.
We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.
Life is a comedy for those who think and a tragedy for those who feel.
A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.
There are some days I practice positive thinking, and other days I'm not positive I am thinking.
I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.
Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back.
If I was a cowboy in a lynch mob, I think I'd try to stay near the back. That way, if somebody shamed us into disbanding, I could sort of slip off to the side and pretend I was window-shopping or something.
When small men cast long shadows the sun is going down.
Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.
After all is said and done, a lot more will be said than done.
You were a stranger to sorrow therefore Fate has cursed you.
Do not expect to arrive at certainty in every subject which you pursue. There are a hundred things wherein we mortals. . . must be content with probability, where our best light and reasoning will reach no farther.
If the book we are reading does not wake us, as with a fist hammering on our skulls, then why do we read it Good God, we also would be happy if we had no books and such books that make us happy we could, if need be, write ourselves. What we must have are those books that come on us like ill fortune, like the death of one we love better than ourselves, like suicide. A book must be an ice axe to break the sea frozen inside us.
Instead of being presented with stereotypes by age, sex, color, class, or religion, children must have the opportunity to learn that within each range, some people are loathsome and some are delightful.
On Truth and Happiness........ The search is over as we begin.
We must, however, acknowledge as it seems to me, that a man with all his noble qualities...still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
A husband is what is left of the lover after the nerve has been extracted.
You have to be deviant if you're going to do anything new.