There is no such thing as security. There never has been.
Never advise anyone to go to war or to get married. Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present. He that has no children brings them up well.
Rescuing women from their burden of unwarranted guilt is going to require ‘educational practices and socializing agents’ even more effective than the ones that have been relentlessly loading female humans with responsibility for other people’s behavior from their earliest childhood.
I didn’t fight to get women out from behind vacuum cleaners to get them onto the board of Hoover.
If a person loves only one other person, and is indifferent to his fellow men, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism.
Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life.
It’s absolutely philistine not to recognize what a great book ‘An American Dream’ is. Norman Mailer is his own worst enemy, and if you don’t catch him in a defensive position, he’ll admit it. I’d really like to help that man.
Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark.
What we ought to see in the agonies of puberty is the result of the conditioning that maims the female personality in creating the feminine.
Even crushed against his brother in the Tube the average Englishman pretends desperately that he is alone.