I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.
The more we elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.
I never read the life of any important person without discovering that he knew more and could do more than I could ever hope to know or do in half a dozen lifetimes.
If you are a genius, you'll make your own rules, but if not - and the odds are against it - go to your desk no matter what your mood, face the icy challenge of the paper - write.
When I was young there was no respect for the young, and now that I am old there is no respect for the old. I missed out coming and going.
If we openly declare what is wrong with us, what is our deepest need, then perhaps the death and despair will by degrees disappear.
We should like to have some towering geniuses, to reveal us to ourselves in colour and fire, but of course they would have to fit into the pattern of our society and be able to take orders from sound administrative types.
Public opinion polls are rather like children in a garden, digging things up all the time to see how they're growing.
I know only two words of American slang, 'swell' and 'lousy'. I think 'swell' is lousy, but 'lousy' is swell.
The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?
Living in an age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned. The perfect life is spread before us every day, but it changes and withers at a touch.
To different minds, the same world is a hell, and a heaven.
To show a child what once delighted you, to find the child's delight added to your own - this is happiness.
The greatest writers of this age... are aware of the mystery of our existence.
Britain, which in the years immediately before this war was rapidly losing such democratic virtues as it possessed, is now being bombed and burned into democracy.
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