The Christian resolution to find the world ugly and bad has made the world ugly and bad.
I’ve learned any fool can write a bad ad, but it takes a real genius to keep his hands off a good one.
Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.
Everything you do in a patient’s room, after he is ‘put up’ for the night, increases tenfold the risk of his having a bad night. But, if you rouse him up after he has fallen asleep, you do not risk – you secure him a bad night.
There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it ill behooves any of us to find fault with the rest of us.
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.
The difference between a bad artist and a good one is: the bad artist seems to copy a great deal; the good one really does.
I wrote some bad poetry that I published in North African journals, but even as I withdrew into this reading, I also led the life of a kind of young hooligan.
I have seen journals with good financial backing and editorial support die because they looked so bad nobody wanted to publish them.
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.