you can't get away from yourself by moving from one place to another.
I'm not brave any more darling. I'm all broken. They've broken me.
A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.
As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand.
But man is not made for defeat," he said. "A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
Courage is grace under pressure.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
All thinking men are atheists.
Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready.
When people talk, listen completely. Most people never listen.
I drink to make other people more interesting.
The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too.
The first draft of anything is shit.
The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
There is no friend as loyal as a book.
we would be together and have our books and at night be warm in bed together with the windows open and the stars bright.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Worry a little bit every day and in a lifetime you will lose a couple of years. If something is wrong, fix it if you can. But train yourself not to worry: Worry never fixes anything.
No, that is the great fallacy: the wisdom of old men. They do not grow wise. They grow careful.
Isn't it pretty to think so.
It is awfully easy to be hard-boiled about everything in the daytime, but at night it is another thing.
All things truly wicked start from innocence.
When you love you wish to do things for. You wish to sacrifice for. You wish to serve.
You are so brave and quiet I forget you are suffering.
The hard part about writing a novel is finishing it.
But life isn't hard to manage when you've nothing to lose.
So far, about morals, I know only that what is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
The first and final thing you have to do in this world is to last it and not be smashed by it.
In order to write about life first you must live it.
An intelligent man is sometimes forced to be drunk to spend time with his fools.
Write hard and clear about what hurts.
And you'll always love me won't you? Yes And the rain won't make any difference? No
Never to go on trips with anyone you do not love.
I can't stand it to think my life is going so fast and I'm not really living it.
My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.
The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.
There's no one thing that's true. It's all true.
Most people were heartless about turtles because a turtle's heart will beat for hours after it has been cut up and butchered. But the old man thought, I have such a heart too.