Happy the people whose annals are vacant.
I think a biography is only as interesting as the lives and times it illuminates.
There will be no communism.
I like my subjects to be American, and not too dead, so I can interview people who knew them.
There may be good, but there are no pleasant marriages.
Virtue knows that it is impossible to get on without compromise, and tunes herself, as it were, a trifle sharp to allow for an inevitable fall in playing.
Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.
Writing is a dreadful labor, yet not so dreadful as Idleness.
Culture is the process by which a person becomes all that they were created capable of being.
Work alone is noble.