There is no friend as loyal as a book.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?
The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.
The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at the broken places.
The first draft of anything is shit.
All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.
When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.
All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.
Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready.
All thinking men are atheists.
All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they really happened and after you are finished reading one you feel that it all happened to you and after which it all belongs to you.
Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination.
Courage is grace under pressure.
As long as you can start, you are all right. The juice will come.
The real reason for not committing suicide is because you always know how swell life gets again after the hell is over.