Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.
The mind of a human being is formed only of comparisons made in order to examine analogies, and therefore cannot precede the existence of memory.
People say it's really the press who create those soundbites about fashion. That's what sells magazines and clothes.
To my mind the boy who gives least promise is one in whom the critical faculty develops in advance of the imagination.
What I try to keep in mind is that there are going to be a lot of articles that are going to be misrepresentative of what I'm about as a person and as a writer.
I don't know whether I believe in God or not. I think, really, I'm some sort of Buddhist. But the essential thing is to put oneself in a frame of mind which is close to that of prayer.
Style is that which indicates how the writer takes himself and what he is saying. It is the mind skating circles around itself as it moves forward.
My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts.
The soul is a very perfect judge of her own motions, if your mind doesn't dictate to her.
All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
Breath is the link between mind and body.
Nothing irritates me more than chronic laziness in others. Mind you, it's only mental sloth I object to. Physical sloth can be heavenly.
The disgrace of others often keeps tender minds from vice.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
People have told me about organized crime in the fashion industry, but I can't talk about that. I'm looking to stay alive.
It pains me physically to see a woman victimized, rendered pathetic, by fashion.
The reproduction of mankind is a great marvel and mystery. Had God consulted me in the matter, I should have advised him to continue the generation of the species by fashioning them out of clay.
One thing above all gives charm to men's thoughts, and this is unrest. A mind that is not uneasy irritates and bores me.
Age carries all things away, even the mind.
Some single mind must be master, else there will be no agreement in anything.
You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
Knowledge which is acquired under compulsion has no hold on the mind.
Give me a young man in whom there is something of the old, and an old man with something of the young: guided so, a man may grow old in body, but never in mind.
Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.