Racism is one of the worst forms of torture because it's directed at something you never asked for and something you can't change.
The natural effect of sorrow over the dead is to refine and elevate the mind.
It is the perennial youthfulness of mathematics itself which marks it off with a disconcerting immortality from the other sciences.
E. T. Bell
I shall write a book some day about the appropriateness of names. Geoffrey Chaucer has a ribald ring, as is proper and correct, and Alexander Pope was inevitably Alexander Pope. Colley Cibber was a silly little man without much elegance and Shelley was very Percy and very Bysshe.
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
We arrive at the truth, not by the reason only, but also by the heart.
Two things are bad for the heart -- running up stairs and running down people.
Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun.
People who go to work every day, make sacrifices to raise families, and get through life without hurting other people if they can help it-those are the real heros.
A little integrity is better than any career
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wisdom and knowledge shall be the stability of your times.
For me the purest and truest art in the world is science fiction.
C. J. Cherryh
To note an artist's limitations is but to define his talent. A reporter can write equally well about everything that is presented to his view, but a creative writer can do his best only with what lies within the range and character of his deepest sympathies.
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