If youth is a defect, it is one we outgrow too soon.
The highest state is laughter.
I was never able to convince myself that there was a cost-free alternative course, as from 1961, or that any of the different strategies since proposed, especially those involving stronger military action, would have made sense.
You must learn to take life less seriously and to laugh.
The opera is like a husband with a foreign title – expensive to support, hard to understand and therefore a supreme social challenge.
When you use the term minority or minorities in reference to people, you’re telling them that they’re less than somebody else.
Individual potential of life is cosmic potential. Individual is divine deep inside. Transcendental experience awakens that divinity in man. And when you kill a man you deprive him of that birthright of it.
I am a writer perhaps because I am not a talker.
The light at the end of the tunnel is just the light of an oncoming train.
If we are to survive, we must have ideas, vision, and courage. These things are rarely produced by committees. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself.