Scientists dream about doing great things. Engineers do them.
Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.
If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.
I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter.
For this is the journey that men and women make, to find themselves. If they fail in this, it doesn't matter much else what they find.
If a man happens to find himself, he has a mansion which he can inhabit with dignity all the days of his life.
I was brought up in the great tradition of the late nineteenth century: that a writer never complains, never explains and never disdains.
I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.
The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality. The permanent defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality.
An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it.
The really great writers are people like Emily Bronte who sit in a room and write out of their limited experience and unlimited imagination.
Russia, France, Germany and China. They revere their writers. America is still a frontier country that almost shudders at the idea of creative expression.
It takes courage to know when you ought to be afraid.
There are no insoluble problems. Only time-consuming ones.
They were a group of two dozen nurses completely surrounded by 100,000 unattached American men.
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