Good parties create a temporary youthfulness.
Women encourage men to be childish then scold them.
At sixty I know little more about wisdom than I did at thirty but I know a great deal more about folly.
If you call failures experiments you can put them in your resume and claim them as achievements.
Irony regards every simple truth as a challenge.
Travelers never think that they are the foreigners.
I'm being treated like a sex object cried the lady. No matter. I will take care of it said Time soothingly.
The man of sensibility is too busy talking about his feelings to have time for good deeds.
Consciousness is our only reprieve from Time.
Young poets bewail the passing of love old poets the passing of time. There is surprisingly little difference.
The time I kill is killing me.
If success is a habit it is a hard one to acquire.
When I prayed for success I forgot to ask for sound sleep and good digestion.
After my spectacular failures I could not be satisfied with an ordinary success.
Only the broken-hearted know the truth about love.
The power of lying is much less than the power of what is not to be discussed.
Office politics are bloody-minded but weak on content.
Cats are inquisitive but hate to admit it.
Even cats grow lonely and anxious.
A happy arrangement: many people prefer cats to other people and many cats prefer people to other cats.
The only peace is being out of earshot.
Human society sustains itself by transforming nature into garbage.
To understand someone find out how he spends his money.
The passion for money is never fickle.
Kindness eases everything almost as much as money does.
Sincerity: willingness to spend one's own money.
Money: power at its most liquid.
Romance is tempestuous. Love is calm.
Imagination has rules but we can only guess what they are.
Fantasy mirrors desire. Imagination reshapes it.
Humor does not rescue us from unhappiness but enables us to move back from it a little.
Every literary critic believes he will outwit history and have the last word.
Psychology keeps trying to vindicate human nature. History keeps undermining the effort.
Dancing and running shake up the chemistry of happiness.
Taste refers to the past imagination to the future.
Money is to my social existence what health is to my body.
While there's life there's fear.
Cruelty is softened by fear not pity.
Bad faith likes discourse on friendship and loyalty.
Faith moves mountains but you have to keep pushing while you are praying.
Forgiveness is like faith. You have to keep reviving it.
Ultimately blind faith is the only kind.
I read less and less. I have not forgiven books for their failure to tell me the truth and make me happy.
As equality increases so does the number of people struggling for predominance.
Death is frightening and so is Eternal Life.
In every death a busy world comes to an end.
Every day begins with an act of courage and hope: getting out of bed.
Excuses change nothing but make everyone feel better.
A sense of blessedness comes from a change of heart not from more blessings.
Complainers change their complaints but they never reduce the amount of time spent in complaining.
Who would not give up wit for power and beauty?
Art seduces but does not exploit.
People believe that photographs are true and therefore cannot be art.
If you are going to break a Law of Art make the crime interesting.
Lying just for the fun of it is either art or pathology.
Art begins in imitation and ends in innovation.
Amazing that the human race has taken enough time out from thinking about food or sex to create the arts and sciences.
Living alone makes it harder to find someone to blame.
The lonely become either thoughtful or empty.
Middle age went by while I was mourning for my lost youth.
Staid middle age loves the hurricane passions of opera.
Old age: I fall asleep during the funerals of my friends.
The wisdom of age: don't stop walking.