Fiction is like sugar — healthful when scarce, toxic in the great gobs in which we actually ingest it.
The practicing capitalist is a capitalist; the practicing anarchist is a terrorist; the practicing socialist is a thief.
Design is the residue of luck.
Get-rich-quick schemes do less harm than get-wise-quick ones.
One’s writing should be as clear as the subject allows, but no clearer.
Knowing the answer does not oblige you to raise your hand.
Money doesn’t solve problems, it dissolves them.
The self-justifying utterances of murderers, thieves, cowards, blowhards, and madmen all enter the quote books under Shakespeare.
Jobs are like jail, except with time added for good behavior.
Our descendants will regard us for hanging men as we regard our ancestors for hanging dogs.