It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
To show resentment at reproach is to acknowledge that one may have deserved it.
Execute every act of your life as though it is your last.
We think in generalities, but we live in detail.
Of all vices, drinking is the most incompatible with greatness.
Discussion is an exchange of knowledge, argument an exchange of ignorance.
Voters don't decide issues, they decide who will decide issues.
It is as easy to dream a book as it is hard to write one.
Abstract art: a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled, to the utterly bewildered.
We hope that when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on our picnics