I have nothing to declare except my genuis.
What is the price of a thousand horses against a son where there is one son only
They're cheering a young lad, the champion playboy of the Western World.
There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting.
Suppression, if it is deserved, will come rapidly enough from the same causes that suppress the unworthy members of a man's family.
Foreign languages are another favourite topic, and as these men are bilingual they have a fair notion of what it means to speak and think in many different idioms.
A low line of shore was visible at first on the right between the movement of the waves and fog, but when we came further it was lost sight of, and nothing could be seen but the mist curling in the rigging, and a small circle of foam.
My life is every moment of my life. It is not a culmination of the past.
I've always believed in survival.
I'm a writer, and what I do is write. I wasn't able to do anything else.
I think with every writer there are two people there.
I restrain myself a great deal. I don't say it, or I phrase it differently. But now and again I drop a lulu because I cannot resist it.
I feel like the writer observing the grief, but it is difficult to be detached from it.
I don't think anyone is the perfect one to play me.
As somebody once said, we're not punished for our sins, we're punished by them.
Arnold Bennett was a writer I admired. He was actually taking notes at his father's deathbed.
The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them that's the essence of inhumanity.
The heretic is always better dead. And mortal eyes cannot distinguish the saint from the heretic.
The art of government is the organisation of idolatry.
Science never solves a problem without creating ten more.
Nothing is ever done in this world until men are prepared to kill one another if it is not done.
If you leave the smallest corner of your head vacant for a moment, other people's opinions will rush in from all quarters.
I learned long ago, never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.
I am a Christian. That obliges me to be a Communist.
Home life is no more natural to us than a cage is natural to a cockatoo.