For a writer only one form of patriotism exists: his attitude toward language.
Cherish your human connections: your relationships with friends and family.
Fundamental ideas are not a consequence of experience, but a result of the particular constitution and activity of the mind, which is independent of all experience in its origin, though constantly combined with experience in its exercise.
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
Life – the way it really is – is a battle not between Bad and Good but between Bad and Worse.
What I like about cities is that everything is king size, the beauty and the ugliness.
The system becomes more coherent as it is further extended. The elements which we require for explaining a new class of facts are already contained in our system. In false theories, the contrary is the case.
There are only three sins – causing pain, causing fear, and causing anguish. The rest is window dressing.
Man is what he reads.
Every individual ought to know at least one poet from cover to cover: if not as a guide through the world, then as a yardstick for the language.