The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other, and children cling to us. The moment we cease to hold each other, the moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out.
The stars incline, but do not impel.
There are moods in which one feels the impulse to enter a tacit protest against too gross an appetite for pure aesthetics in this starving and sinning world. One turns half away, musingly, from certain beautiful useless things.
Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them.
What we hope ever to do with ease we may learn first to do with diligence.
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.
The theoretical broadening which comes from having many humanities subjects on the campus is offset by the general dopiness of the people who study these things...
In bed my real love has always been the sleep that rescued me by allowing me to dream.
Great grief does not of itself put an end to itself.
Humor is the great thing, the saving thing. The minute it crops up, all our irritations and resentments slip away and a sunny spirit takes their place.
If you don't run your own life, somebody else will.
This is all you have. This is not a dry run. This is your life. If you want to fritter it away with your fears, then you will fritter it away, but you won't get it back later.
Let not the sands of time get in your lunch.
Anything you fully do is an alone journey.
I thank You, God, in Heaven, for friends.
Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day wisdom consists of not exceeding the limit.
He who survives will see the outcome.
Broken promises don't upset me. I just think, why did they believe me
We often choose a friend as we do a mistress -- for no particular excellence in themselves, but merely from some circumstance that flatters our self-love.
Tis the advisor who suffers from bad advice.