Insomnia is a gross feeder. It will nourish itself on any kind of thinking, including thinking about not thinking.
When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.
A good memory is one trained to forget the trivial.
Cheese is milk's leap toward immortality.
The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech.
A bottle of wine begs to be shared; I have never met a miserly wine lover.
One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.
For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed.
When you re-read a classic you do not see in the book more than you did before. You see more in you than there was before.
Experience teaches you that the man who looks you straight in the eye, particularly if he adds a firm handshake, is hiding something.
A sense of humor is the ability to understand a joke - and that the joke is oneself.
The German mind has a talent for making no mistakes but the very greatest.
There are two kinds of writers; the great ones who can give you truths, and the lessor ones, who can only give you themselves.
My son is 7 years old. I am 54. It has taken me a great many years to reach that age. I am more respected in the community, I am stronger, I am more intelligent and I think I am better than he is. I don't want to be a pal, I want to be a father.
By the end of high school I was not of course an educated man, but I knew how to try to become one.
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