The only thing worse than a liar is a liar that's also a hypocrite!
Life is all memory, except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.
All of us are guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress.
A high station in life is earned by the gallantry with which appalling experiences are survived with grace.
What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it's curved like a road through mountains.
Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it... Success is shy - it won't come out while you're watching.
Success and failure are equally disastrous.
I can't stand a naked light bulb, any more than I can a rude remark or a vulgar action.
Luxury is the wolf at the door and its fangs are the vanities and conceits germinated by success. When an artist learns this, he knows where the danger is.
Luck is believing you're lucky.
We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out, just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us trapped, locked in it.
We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.
When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.
The strongest influences in my life and my work are always whomever I love. Whomever I love and am with most of the time, or whomever I remember most vividly. I think that's true of everyone, don't you?
Hell is yourself and the only redemption is when a person puts himself aside to feel deeply for another person.
We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal.
Life is an unanswered question, but let's still believe in the dignity and importance of the question.
I have found it easier to identify with the characters who verge upon hysteria, who were frightened of life, who were desperate to reach out to another person. But these seemingly fragile people are the strong people really.
To be free is to have achieved your life.
Why did I write? Because I found life unsatisfactory.