The best teachers and preachers are never caught at it.
No one wants realism in fiction — only a bit of reality tinsel to decorate the old myths.
People never appreciate how I cringe for them.
Pretentious nonsense and pseudo-difficulty drive truly difficult problems out of circulation, as bad money drives out good.
The artist-provocateur does more damage than he knows: he immunizes his audience against shock, and who cannot be shocked cannot be moved.
Most of the people who have ever lived have been almost entirely inarticulate, and we know nothing about them.
Success, n. A not entirely unbroken record of failure.
You call a man a cynic when you can’t call him wrong, and an idealist when you don’t want to.
I hope never to see an unpretentious adolescent.
You change the code to make it possible to change the code.