The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.
There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.
Youth is the period in which a man can be hopeless. The end of every episode is the end of the world. But the power of hoping through everything, the knowledge that the soul survives its adventures, that great inspiration comes to the middle-aged.
Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer's day along a dusty English road, and he will soon discover why beer was invented.
The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.
All architecture is great architecture after sunset; perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks.
One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.
If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.
Journalism is popular, but it is popular mainly as fiction. Life is one world, and life seen in the newspapers is another.
A puritan is a person who pours righteous indignation into the wrong things.
The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.
I've searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of committees.
Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.
The simplification of anything is always sensational.
Man does not live by soap alone; and hygiene, or even health, is not much good unless you can take a healthy view of it or, better still, feel a healthy indifference to it.
All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.