No object is mysterious. The mystery is your eye.
After the United States entered the war, I joined the Naval Reserve and spent ninety days in a Columbia University dormitory learning to be a naval officer.
It was one of the most ancient terrors, the one that meant that no sooner had mankind learned to walk on two legs than it dropped to its knees.
For nine years I worked to change what was hairdressing then into a geometric art form with color, perm without setting which had never been done before.
I'm still learning, you know. At 80, I feel there is a lot I don't know.
It isn't enough for you to love money - it's also necessary that money should love you.
The Tories and the Lib Dems talk about social mobility, but, short of winning the lottery, the only way to guarantee young people from all backgrounds the opportunity to do better and to raise aspirations is through education.
Thoughts come into our minds by avenues which we never left open, and thoughts go out of our minds through avenues which we never voluntarily opened.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I was influenced by surrealist poetry and painting as were thousands of other people, and it seems to me to have become a part of the way I write, but it's not.
The Sun, the hearth of affection and life, pours burning love on the delighted earth.
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them.
Marriage is the operation by which a woman's vanity and a man's egotism are extracted without an anaesthetic.
My father used to say superior people never make long visits.
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