After becoming deaf, I realized that I’d better get an education if I was ever to do anything with my life.
According to its doctors, my one intransigent desire is to have been a Confederate general, and because I could not or would not become anything else, I set up for poet and beg an to invent fictions about the personal ambitions that my society has no use for.
I don’t think I want to win anything I think I want to die unadorned.
If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original.
O thou Sun, send me as far over the earth as is my pleasure and thine, and may I make the acquaintance of good men, but never hear anything of bad ones, nor they of me.
Many of the Jews who owned the homes, the apartments in the black community, we considered them bloodsuckers because they took from our community and built their community but didn’t offer anything back to our community.
If there is anything in the universe that can’t stand discussion, let it crack.
A man’s delight in looking forward to and hoping for some particular satisfaction is a part of the pleasure flowing out of it, enjoyed in advance. But this is afterward deducted, for the more we look forward to anything the less we enjoy it when it comes.
Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.
A nation that does not stand for its children does not stand for anything and will not stand tall in the future.