A good writer is basically a story teller, not a scholar or a redeemer of mankind.
Children have no use for psychology.
Doubt is part of all religion. All the religious thinkers were doubters.
Each soul must accomplish its task, or it would not have been sent here.
Even in the worm that crawls in the earth there glows a divine spark. When you slaughter a creature, you slaughter God.
For those who are willing to make an effort, great miracles and wonderful treasures are in store.
I believe in God but people are liars. It's those people who say they are appointed by God who I don't believe in.
I did not become a vegetarian for my health, I did it for the health of the chickens.
I often play with the idea that when all the social theories collapse and wars and revolutions leave humanity in utter gloom, the poet- whom Plato banned from his Republic- may rise up to save us all.
If Moses had been paid newspaper rates for the Ten Commandments, he might have written the Two Thousand Commandments.
If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.
It is a general rule that when the grain of truth cannot be found, men will swallow great helpings of falsehood.
Life is God's novel. Let him write it.
Night is a time of rigor, but also of mercy. There are truths which one can see only when it's dark.
No lepidopterist's collection in the entire world...full if iridescent wings, is worth the life of a single butterfly.
Not only has our generation lost faith in Providence but also in man himself, in his institutions and often in those who are nearest to him.
Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge.
Shoulders are from God, and burdens too.
Sometimes love is stronger than a man's convictions.
The analysis of character is the highest human entertainment.
The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique.
The more you see what other people do, the more you learn about yourself.
The New England conscience doesn't keep you from doing what you shouldn't- it just keeps you from enjoying it.
The second half of the twentieth century is a complete flop.
There is a permanent amnesia planted in us, which just as we keep forgetting our dreams, we sometimes keep on forgetting our reality.
Two important things are to have a genuine interest in people and to be kind to them. Kindness, I've discovered, is everything.
We all play chess with Fate as partner. He makes a move, we make a move. He tries to checkmate us in three moves, we try to prevent it. We know we can't win, but we're driven to give him a good fight.
We must believe in free will- we have no choice.
We write not only for children but also for their parents. They, too, are serious children.
What a strange power there is in clothing.
What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
When I was a little boy, they called me a liar, but now that I am grown up, they call me a writer.
When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself.
While facts never become obsolete or stale, commentaries always do.
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