To be categorized is, simply, to be enslaved.

So here they are, trying to get us into the army again to get us to fight in Europe, but the country is isolationist. One of the reasons why the world has been demonized is because they had to do it. The average American is an isolationist.

Beneath my cold exterior, once you break the ice, you find cold water.

We affect one another quite enough merely by existing. Whenever the stars cross, or is it comets? fragments pass briefly from one orbit to another. On rare occasions there is total collision, but most often the two simply continue without incident, neither losing more than a particle to the other, in passing.

Boys don't like girls around when they do boy things.

The only thing that I react really violently to is being misquoted.

It is not enough merely to win; others must lose.

Actually, I can't remember when I was not writing.

The United States is the only civilized country in the world to class its teachers at the bottom of the social scale.

Never have children, only grandchildren.

The four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so.

The first TV babies are now writing with a TV mind that has no attention span at all.

No sooner does an American president take his oath of office than the speculation begins: Will he be reelected in four years' time? If not, who will succeed him? A member of his own party? The other party?

Walter Lippmann suggests that the United States behaves like a society which thinks it is complete with no more to accomplish; that, for better or worse, we are what we are, and the only danger to our comfort is external.

I'm exactly as I appear. There is no warm, lovable person inside. Beneath my cold exterior, once you break the ice, you find cold water.

As for civil liberties, any one who is not vigilant may one day find himself living, if not in a police state, at least in a police city.

It is always a delicate matter, when a friend or acquaintance becomes president.

Every generation gets the Tiny Tim it deserves.

The United States was founded by the brightest people in the country - and we haven't seen them since.

I think there should be a constitutional amendment making it impossible for anyone to be president who believes in an afterlife.

As for my support for Obama, remember that I was brought up in Washington. It was an all-black city when I was a kid. And I've always been very pro-African-American - or whatever phrase we now use.

Love and hate are so confused in your savage minds and the vibrations of the one are so very like those of the other that I can't always distinguish. You see, we neither love nor hate in my world. We simply have hobbies.

It's not enough to succeed. Others must fail.

The individual's desire to dominate his environment is not a desirable trait in a society which every day grows more and more confining.

I am told the Cheney-Bush team dislikes their junta being compared to the Nazis. If they ceased behaving like Nazis, no comparison would come to mind.

Like the TV networks, once our government has a hit, it will be repeated over and over again.

Every country should have at least one King Farouk.

I'm not a conspiracy theorist - I'm a conspiracy analyst.

In actual fact, I have always been a conservative cross, borne sadly by liberal friends.

Drugs. If they did not exist our governors would have invented them in order to prohibit them and so make much of the population vulnerable to arrest, imprisonment, seizure of property, and so on.

Many writers who choose to be active in the world lose not virtue but time, and that stillness without which literature cannot be made.

Until the rise of American advertising, it never occurred to anyone anywhere in the world that the teenager was a captive in a hostile world of adults.

A babble of words that no one understands now fills the airwaves, and language loses all meaning as we sink slowly, mindlessly, into herstory rather than history because most rapists are men, aren't they?

To a man, ornithologists are tall, slender, and bearded so that they can stand motionless for hours, imitating kindly trees, as they watch for birds.

Temperamentally, I am suspicious of belonging to anything. When I ran for office, I debated seriously whether or not to run as an independent because I was not eager to be saddled with the Democratic Party, because any party label is committing.

Ronald Reagan is a triumph of the embalmer's art.

The behaviour of President Bush on 11 September certainly gives rise to not unnatural suspicions.

The unfed mind devours itself.

Most children tell themselves stories in which they figure as powerful figures, enjoying the pleasures not only of the adult world as they conceive it but of a world of wonders unlike dull reality.

Some have deplored Lincoln's indifference to Christianity. But it was not religion, it was religiosity that put him off.

As for our Ouija-board Supreme Court, it would be nice if they would take time off from holding séances with the long-dead founders, whose original intent so puzzles them, and actually examine what the founders wrought, the Constitution itself and the Bill of Rights.

If you are a Representative and want to be a Senator, you must be careful not to do anything which might upset the various forces you need to harness to get elected.

I never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television.

Fifty percent of people won't vote, and fifty percent don't read newspapers. I hope it's the same fifty percent.

I'm a fervent foe of water pollution, whether it is our own Hudson River or Philadelphia's tap water.

Americans have no idea of the extent of their government's mischief... the number of military strikes we have made unprovoked, against other countries, since 1947 is more than 250.

Jack Kennedy very much enjoyed Fletcher Knebel's thriller 'Seven Days in May,' later a film. The story: a jingo based on the real-life Admiral Arthur Radford plans a military coup to take over the White House.

My father once said something very shrewd about me to a woman journalist who had told him how courageous she thought I was for always speaking my mind. My father said, 'If you couldn't care less what anyone says about you, then it's not courage.'

From April 1775 to July 1776, the undeclared war between England and its American colonies smoldered, flared up, appeared to sputter out... It was hardly, ever, a mass rebellion.