Out of timber so crooked as that from which man is made nothing entirely straight can be carved.
I always had good recognition from the Southern writers, but the publishers never took any notice of that.
We can’t be anti-everything – we need an energy plan that adds up. But there’s a lack of numeracy in the public discussion of energy. Where people do use numbers, they select them to sound big and score points in arguments, rather than to aid thoughtful discussion.
Imagination is the air of mind.
It was the enchantment of spoken verse that led me to write for children.
Morality is not the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
It is not God’s will merely that we should be happy, but that we should make ourselves happy.
Capitalists are no more capable of self-sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country.
While the State exists there can be no freedom; when there is freedom there will be no State.