Here's something that's contrary to popular belief: I actually don't like thinking. I think people think I like to think a lot. And I don't. I do not like to think at all.
The harder I work the luckier I get.
... far be it from a Frenchman to interfere with love.
I now announce myself as candidate for the Presidency. I anticipate criticism but however unfavorable I trust that my sincerity will not be called into question.
Men will read all sorts of things into a knowing smile if you let them.”
George R.R. Martin
Washington is a city of people doing badly what should not be done at all.
In thinking, if a person begins with certainties, they shall end in doubts, but if they can begin with doubts, they will end in certainties.
Nature abhors a vacuum.
In the sex-war thoughtlessness is the weapon of the male, vindictiveness of the female.
Cyril Connolly, The Unquiet Grav
If my father had hugged me even once, I'd be an accountant right now.
Intellectuals can tell themselves anything, sell themselves any bill of goods, which is why they were so often patsies for the ruling classes in nineteenth-century France and England, or twentieth-century Russia and America.
I was associated with a woman who I was involved with and had a relationship with. She asked for money. I felt as though I was being blackmailed or there was some sort of extortion.
I no more thought of style or literary excellence than the mother who rushes into the street and cries for help to save her children from a burning house, thinks of the teachings of the rhetorician or the elocutionist.
Harriet Beecher Stowe, on writin
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