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Optimism is the content of small men in high places.
Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.
Genius is the ability to put into effect what is in your mind.
At 18 our convictions are hills from which we look; At 45 they are caves in which we hide.
He waited for the mask to drop off, but at the same time he did not question her right to wear it.
What people are ashamed of usually makes a good story.
To write it, it took three months; to conceive it ? three minutes; to collect the data in it ? all my life.
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
Sometimes it is harder to deprive oneself of a pain than of a pleasure.
I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.
There is no confusion like the confusion of a simple mind.