What surprised me most while writing ‘The Monogram Murders’ was that everything I needed seemed to arrive in my head exactly when I needed it.
The president has very little effect on the economy. If you want to put blame or credit, the main person who influences the business cycle is the head of the Federal Reserve Bank.
Every now and then, I strike something that just goes click, you know, in my head. As Gertrude Stein used to say, it rings the bell, and I feel, this is great.
They might not need me; but they might. I’ll let my head be just in sight; a smile as small as mine might be precisely their necessity.
Keep a cool head and maintain a low profile. Never take the lead – but aim to do something big.
Ay – ‘The Green Fool’ business, the libel action over the head of it – did me a lot of damage. It destroyed the momentum.
Ten soldiers wisely led will beat a hundred without a head.
Ignorance is the softest pillow on which a man can rest his head.
The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.
The simplest science book is over my head.