A person who publishes a book willfully appears before the populace with his pants down. If it is a good book nothing can hurt him. If it is a bad book nothing can help him.
Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies. Nobody that matters, that is.
Death is only an old door set in a garden wall.
I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes.
I know I am but summer to your heart, and not the full four seasons of the year.
It is not true that life is one damn thing after another- it is one damn thing over and over.
Life must go on; I forget just why.
Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink
Nor slumber nor a roof against the rain;
Nor yet a floating spar to men that sink
And rise and sink and rise and sink again;
Love cannot fill the thickened lung with breath,
Nor clean the blood, nor set the fractured bone;
Yet many a man is making friends with death
Even as I speak, for lack of love alone.
My candle burns at both ends,
It will not last the night;
But, ah, my foes, and, oh, my friends-
It gives a lovely light.
Parrots, tortoises and redwoods live a longer life than men do; Men a longer life than dogs do; Dogs a longer life than love does.
Set the foot down with distrust on the crust of the world- it is thin.
The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity.
The young are so old, they are born with their fingers crossed.
We are all ruled in what we do by impulses; and these impulses are so organized that our actions in general serve for our self preservation and that of the race.
What the customer demands is last year's model, cheaper. To find out what the customer needs you have to understand what the customer is doing as well as he understands it. Then you build what he needs and you educate him to the fact that he needs it.
Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.
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