- Truth like light blinds. Falsehood on the contrary is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
- We used to wonder where war lived what it was that made it so vile. And now we realize that we know where it lives... inside ourselves.
- Education is the movement from darkness to light.
- The failure to read good books both enfeebles the vision and strengthens our most fatal tendency - the belief that the here and now is all there is.
- Fathers and mothers have lost the idea that the highest aspiration they might have for their children is for them to be wise... specialized competence and success are all that they can imagine.
Some Random Quotes
We have not sought this conflict we have sought too long to avoid it our forbearance has been construed into weakness our magnanimity into fear until the vindication of our manhood as well as the defence of our rights is required at our hands.
You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.
The more connections you and your lover make not just between your bodies but between your minds your hearts and your souls the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship and the more real moments you will experience together.
Among the letters my readers write me there is a certain category which is continuously growing and which I see as a symptom of the increasing intellectualization of the relationship between readers and literature.
I tell girls all the time that the men that have fallen in love with me have all fallen during a man repeller stage... funny how life works out like that.
Architects in the past have tended to concentrate their attention on the building as a static object. I believe dynamics are more important: the dynamics of people their interaction with spaces and environmental condition.