When you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough.
Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure.
Of course if you like your kids, if you love them from the moment they begin, you yourself begin all over again, in them and with them.
Be grateful for yourself... be thankful.
The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.
You may tend to get cancer from the thing that makes you want to smoke so much, not from the smoking itself.
But try to remember that a good man can never die. You will see your brother many times again-in the streets, at home, in all the places of the town. The person of a man may go, but the best part of him stays. It stays forever.
It takes a lot of rehearsing for a man to be himself.
Everybody has got to die, but I have always believed an exception would be made in my case.
I believe there are ways whose ends are life instead of death.
The writer is a spiritual anarchist, as in the depth of his soul every man is. He is discontented with everything and everybody. The writer is everybody's best friend and only true enemy — the good and great enemy. He neither walks with the multitude nor cheers with them. The writer who is a writer is a rebel who never stops.
The purpose of writing is both to keep up with life and to run ahead of it. I am little comfort to myself, although I am the only comfort I have, excepting perhaps streets, clouds, the sun, the faces and voices of kids and the aged, and similar accidents of beauty, innocence, truth and loneliness.
This is what drives a young writer out of his head, this feeling that nothing is being said.