Highly educated bores are by far the worst; they know so much, in such fiendish detail, to be boring about.
Old age is an excellent time for outrage. My goal is to say or do at least one outrageous thing every week.
Many people today don't want honest answers insofar as honest means unpleasant or disturbing. They want a soft answer that turneth away anxiety.
There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the part of a great many people to the effect that when you cease to believe you may cease to behave.
The Englishman wants to be recognized as a gentleman, or as some other suitable species of human being, the American wants to be considered a good guy.
The trouble with us in America isn't that the poetry of life has turned to prose, but that it has turned to advertising copy.
In the history of mankind, fanaticism has caused more harm than vice
For tens of millions of people [television] has become habit-forming, brain-softening, taste-degrading.
The closer and more confidential our relationship with someone, the less we are entitled to ask about what we are not voluntarily told.
Individualism is rather like innocence; there must be something unconscious about it.
Nothing so soothes our vanity as a display of greater vanity in others; it make us vain, in fact, of our modesty.
For young people today things move so fast there is no problem of adjustment. Before you can adjust to A, B has appeared leading C by the hand, and with D in the distance.
Once you have money, you can quite truthfully affirm that money isn't everything.
In art there are tears that lie too deep for thought.
In art there are tears that do often lie too deep for thoughts.