Fate is never too generous even to its favorites. Rarely do the gods grant a mortal more than one immortal deed.
Once in one's life, for one mortal moment, one must make a grab for immortality; if not, one has not lived.
I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.
I write for no other purpose than to add to the beauty that now belongs to me. I write a book for no other reason than to add three or four hundred acres to my magnificent estate.
My undertaking is not difficult, essentially. I should only have to be immortal to carry it out.
I don't believe in personal immortality; the only way I expect to have some version of such a thing is through my books.
One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.
This is the reason why mothers are more devoted to their children than fathers: it is that they suffer more in giving them birth and are more certain that they are their own.
We each own one car, and we have a reasonable house. It's a lovely place to be, but it's not extravagant.
In all private quarrels the duller nature is triumphant by reason of dullness.
Faith must trample under foot all reason, sense, and understanding.
Do not do an immoral thing for moral reasons.
Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.
We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.
It is the heart which perceives God, and not the reason.
The problem of restoring to the world original and eternal beauty is solved by the redemption of the soul... The reason why the world lacks unity, and lies broken and in heaps, is because man is disunited in himself.
The only reason to have money is to tell any SOB in the world to go to hell.
Acquisition means life to miserable mortals.
Obviously I faced the possibility of not returning when first I considered going. Once faced and settled there really wasn't any good reason to refer to it.
Though I am still very vulnerable to audiences - and it happens all the time - where for some reason the energy doesn't connect and, since the film is very personal, obviously I am made to feel very vulnerable by that.
In modern war... you will die like a dog for no good reason.
I wish it, I command it. Let my will take the place of a reason.
For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.
The souls of emperors and cobblers are cast in the same mold. The same reason that makes us wrangle with a neighbor creates a war betwixt princes.
Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have Immortal longings in me.