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.
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.
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.
Truth makes many appeals, not the least of which is its power to shock.
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.
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.
Don't tell a woman she's pretty; tell her there's no other woman like her, and all roads will open to you.
If I were to begin life again I should want it as it was. I would only open my eyes a little bit more.
The truly free man is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse.
The reward of great men is that, long after they have died, one is not quite sure that they are dead.
We dont understand life any better at forty than at twenty but we know it and admit it.
As I grow to understand life less and less I grow to love it more and more.
Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.
The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse.
Socialism must come down from the brain and reach the heart.
Writing is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to those who have none.
There are places and moments in which one is so completely alone that one sees the world entire.
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.
Failure is not the only punishment for laziness; there is also the success of others.