The cat scratches at the door the moment it closes, and is the man so very different?
Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
The indifference of others reminds us unpleasantly of the indifference of the universe.
Most artists who are supposed to have perished of drink or drugs in fact simply bored themselves to death.
Purpose and motive are nearly opposite, and to stress one is inevitably to slight the other.
Standing on your dignity makes you shorter.
Grievances are often not merely nursed but cherished, and a great many people, deprived of theirs, would be nothing at all.
We are apt to forget, though history at intervals reminds us, how far hypocrisy is to be preferred to sincere, unaffected villainy.
With ideas, you get what you want, not what you need.
You can star in the movie of your life, or live it.
Do not be the sort of person who, if he did not exist, would have to be invented.