Man wishes woman to be peaceable, but in fact she is essentially warlike, like the cat.
If you wish to be a writer, write.
The new spirituality will bring about what I'm calling the 'end of better.' And that is in fact what is called for in the next of the series of books that I've been writing.
The first essential in writing about anything is that the writer should have no experience of the matter.
If I really considered myself a writer, I wouldn't be writing screenplays. I'd be writing novels.
God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.
They're mostly done before we went into the studio, although I do like writing in the studio.
What constitutes a real, live human being is more of a mystery than ever these days, and men each one of whom is a valuable, unique experiment on the part of nature are shot down wholesale.
A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.
I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity.
God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant, and the cat. He has no real style. He just keeps on trying other things.
I do not wish to treat friendships daintily, but with the roughest courage. When they are real, they are not glass threads or frost-work, but the solidest thing we know.
I wish I had had a great disappointment, a real one.
My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.
Fiction writing is great. You can make up almost anything.
Miller didn't write Death of a Salesman. He released it. It was there inside him, waiting to be turned loose. That's the measure of its merit.
When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.
The views of space and time which I wish to lay before you have sprung from the soil of experimental physics, and therein lies their strength.
A man's got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book.
Those who'll play with cats must expect to be scratched.
Writing is nothing more than a guided dream.
Science cannot solve the ultimate mystery of nature. And that is because, in the last analysis, we ourselves are part of nature and therefore part of the mystery that we are trying to solve.
Is freedom anything else than the right to live as we wish? Nothing else.
If you wished to be loved, love.