You never see what you want to see, forever playing to the gallery.
I think of an author as somebody who goes into the marketplace and puts down his rug and says, I will tell you a story, and then he passes the hat.
I wish people weren't so set on being themselves, when that means being a bastard.
The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to an idealised past.
The love of truth lies at the root of much humor.
If we seek the pleasures of love, passion should be occasional, and common sense continual.
What we call luck is the inner man externalized. We make things happen to us.
Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them.
The eyes see only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it.
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