The ideal of calm exists in a sitting cat.
I finally know what distinguishes man from the other beasts: financial worries.
Words are the coins making up the currency of sentences, and there are always too many small coins.
Failure is not the only punishment for laziness there is also the success of others.
Wrinkles are engraved smiles.
Man who waits for roast duck to fly into mouth must wait very, very long time.
The danger of success is that it makes us forget the world's dreadful injustice.
A beautiful line of verse has twelve feet, and two wings.
The story I am writing exists, written in absolutely perfect fashion, some place, in the air. All I must do is find it, and copy it.
I am not sincere, even when I say I am not.
A cold in the head causes less suffering than an idea.
Truth makes many appeals, not the least of which is its power to shock.
It is not how old you are, but how you are old.
Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.
Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money.
There are moments when everything goes well, but don't be frightened.
Talent is a matter of quantity. Talent does not write on page, it writes three hundred.
We are so happy to advise others that occasionally we even do it in their interest.
An optimist is a driver who thinks that empty space at the curb won't have a hydrant beside it.
On earth there is no heaven, but there are pieces of it.
It doesn't pay to say too much when you are mad enough to choke. For the word that stings the deepest is the word that is never spoke, Let the other fellow wrangle till the storm has blown away, then he'll do a heap of thinking about the things you didn't say.