We'd get sick on too many cookies, but ever so much sicker on no cookies at all.
The Maker of the universe with stars a hundred thousand light-years apart was interested, furious, and very personal about it if a small boy played baseball on Sunday afternoon.
A fellow learns a lot of this fancy stuff that Ralph calls philosophy when he spends a few winters shut up in a cabin with just one other guy, trapping.
He had never found that more than five whiskeys and soda were beneficial to law-practice.
I was feeling rational and restless, which is horrible for watching movies
Humor is next to Godliness.
As he watched her sleeping, under wretched and insufficient blankets, in the cold nights which swooped down after the panting sun-drenched days, his dry heart blossomed in tenderness. . . . To think that he had once esteemed people because they understood Goossens's music or James Joyce's fiction, because they wore sleek clothes and were clever at the use of forks, because they could set up wooden words as a barricade against roaring life!
You poor kids! You talking children, that don't know anything about anything that matters! Don't you see? I can't play either of your games. I'm ME! I'm going to be me! Oh, if you do love me a little, let me be me! Good-by.
It is impossible to discourage the real writers - they don't give a damn what you say, they're going to write.
Intellectually I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.
The middle class, that prisoner of the barbarian 20th century.
He who has seen one cathedral ten times has seen something; he who has seen ten cathedrals once has seen but little; and he who has spent half an hour in each of a hundred cathedrals has seen nothing at all.
Damn the great executives, the men of measured merriment, damn the men with careful smiles oh, damn their measured merriment.
Whatever poet, orator or sage may say of it, old age is still old age.