Afraid lest he be caught up in a net of words, tripped up, bewildered and so defeated??
Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to live and to work and to play and to look up at the stars.
In the civilisation a new law of hostility prevails. And to call it the law of the jungle is unfair to the jungle.
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.
The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain.
Dr. Miller says we are pessimistic because life seems like a very bad, very screwed-up film. If you ask What the hell is wrong with the projector? and go up to the control room, you find it's empty. You are the projectionist, and you should have been up there all the time.
A symphony is a stage play with the parts written for instruments instead of for actors
The complex develops out of the simple.
What it means basically is that you're able to focus until you suddenly experience that sense that everything is good
[He has been forced to test his own powers in this area enormously over the past year.] When I was pretty sure that the autobiography was going to be a great success, ... and when it, on the contrary, got viciously attacked... well, I know I'm not wrong. Obviously the times are out of joint.
One of my main problems as far as the public is concerned is that I've always been interested in too many things, ... and if they can't typecast you as a writer on this or that, then I'm afraid you tend not to be understood at all.
The problem is everywhere. You're never going to get away from it.
I wanted the hands to reach out to help the people who were hurt in the hurricane, ... And I wrote down the year on the button so everyone would remember it was this year.
As a young man I was scornful about the supernatural but as I have got older, the sharp line that divided the credible from the incredible has tended to blur; I am aware that the whole world is slightly incredible
I was aggressively nonpolitical. I believed that people who make a fuss about politics do so because their heads are too empty to think about more important things. So I felt nothing but impatient contempt for Osborne's Jimmy Porter and the rest of the heroes of social protest.