He said it was artificial respiration, but now I find I am to have his child.
The downtrodden are the great creators of slang.
Books in a large university library system: 2,000,000. Books in an average large city library: 10,000. Average number of books in a chain bookstore: 30,000. Books in an average neighborhood branch library: 20,000.
To write is to become disinterested. There is a certain renunciation in art.
A novelist should not be too intelligent either, although… he may be permitted to be an intellectual.
One of the delights known to age, and beyond the grasp of youth, is that of Not Going.
It’s always good to remember where you come from and celebrate it. To remember where you come from is part of where you’re going.
Life is a wretched gray Saturday, but it has to be lived through.
Violence among young people is an aspect of their desire to create. They don’t know how to use their energy creatively so they do the opposite and destroy.
If you believe in an unseen Christ, you will believe in the unseen Christlike potential of others.
I didn’t think; I experimented.
Bath twice a day to be really clean, once a day to be passably clean, once a week to avoid being a public menace.
The unconscious mind has a habit of asserting itself in the afternoon.
Readers are plentiful: thinkers are rare.
We all need money, but there are degrees of desperation.