All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
It's a shame that the only thing a man can do for eight hours a day is work. He can't eat for eight hours; he can't drink for eight hours; he can't make love for eight hours. The only thing a man can do for eight hours is work.
The roses under my window make no reference to former roses or better ones; they are what they are; they exist with God today. There is no time to them. There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence.
No man is a failure who is enjoying life.
Business is always interfering with pleasure, but it makes other pleasures possible.
The artist doesn't have time to listen to the critics. The ones who want to be writers read the reviews, the ones who want to write don't have the time to read reviews.
Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, Not because they never found it, But because they didn't stop to enjoy it.
Setting an example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age Conditions are never just right. People who delay action until all factors are favorable do nothing.
We always admire the other person more after we've tried to do his job.
If people really liked to work, we'd still be plowing the land with sticks and transporting goods on our backs.
I believe that man will not merely endure he will prevail.
Always dream and shoot higher than you know how to. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.
It wasn't until the Nobel Prize that they really thawed out. They couldn't understand my books, but they could understand 0,000.
Hollywood is a place where a man can get stabbed in the back while climbing a ladder.
The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.
The last sound on the worthless earth will be two human beings trying to launch a homemade spaceship and already quarreling about where they are going next.
Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain
We have to start teaching ourselves not to be afraid
There is something about jumping a horse over a fence, something that makes you feel good. Perhaps it's the risk, the gamble. In any event it's a thing I need.
A writer is congenitally unable to tell the truth and that is why we call what he writes fiction.
Given a choice between grief and nothing, I'd choose grief.
The past is never forgotten; it's never even past
Every man has a different idea of what's beautiful, and it's best to take the gesture, the shadow of the branch, and let the mind create the tree
I believe that man will not merely endure. He will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.