Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.
You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
Let me give you a piece of advice. The handsome young fellow who's trying to rescue you from a hideous fate is never wrong. Not even if he says the sky is purple and made of hedgehogs.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
For purposes of action nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of will.
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
It is often better to have a great deal of harm happen to one than a little; a great deal may rouse you to remove what a little will only accustom you to endure.
Purity of heart is to will one thing.
The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.
A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has fire, women will like him.
If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.
Zeal will do more than knowledge.