In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.
The genius of democracies is seen not only in the great number of new words introduced but even more in the new ideas they express.
If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that’s read by persons who move their lips when they’re reading to themselves.
Happiness is the interval between periods of unhappiness.
In a revolution, as in a novel, the most difficult part to invent is the end.
In other words, a democratic government is the only one in which those who vote for a tax can escape the obligation to pay it.
Driving is a spectacular form of amnesia. Everything is to be discovered, everything to be obliterated.
By the time a bartender knows what drink a man will have before he orders, there is little else about him worth knowing.
In all systems of theology the devil figures as a male person. Yes, it is women who keep the church going.
There exists, between people in love, a kind of capital held by each. This is not just a stock of affects or pleasure, but also the possibility of playing double or quits with the share you hold in the other’s heart.