A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.
Happiness can only be found if you can free yourself of all other distractions.
A novel is balanced between a few true impressions and the multitude of false ones that make up most of what we call life.
A fool can throw a stone in a pond that 100 wise men can not get out.
She was what we used to call a suicide blonde - dyed by her own hand.
A man is only as good as what he loves.
In Los Angeles all the loose objects in the country were collected, as if America had been tilted and everything that wasn't tightly screwed down had slid into Southern California.
Psychoanalysis pretends to investigate the Unconscious. The Unconscious by definition is what you are not conscious of. But the Analysts already know what's in it - they should, because they put it all in beforehand.
I think that New York is not the cultural centre of America, but the business and administrative centre of American culture.
You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.
What is art but a way of seeing?
When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice.
Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take small steps.
Conquered people tend to be witty.
There is an immense, painful longing for a broader, more flexible, fuller, more coherent, more comprehensive account of what we human beings are, who we are and what this life is for.
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