Human beings are free except when humanity needs them.
The world is always a democracy in times of flux, and the man with the best voice will win.
And those that sailed far came only to the new lands, and found them like the old lands, and subject to death.
[...] the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.
There is [...] no reason to suppose that our stay here will be any more permanent than that of the dinosaur.
[...] you can't see a person more nakedly than that, when they don't know they're being watched, studied.
Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.
What's great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest. You can be watching TV and see Coca-Cola, and you know that the President drinks Coke, Liz Taylor drinks Coke, and just think, you can drink Coke, too. A Coke is a Coke and no amount of money can get you a better Coke than the one the bum on the corner is drinking. All the Cokes are the same and all the Cokes are good. Liz Taylor knows it, the President knows it, the bum knows it, and you know it.
In the future everyone will be world – famous for 15 minutes.
They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
For a time I would feel I belonged still to a world of straightforward facts; but the feeling would not last long.
Even extreme grief may ultimately ventitself in violence—but more generally takes the form of apathy.
By heavens! there is something after all in the world allowing one man to steal a horse while another must not look at a halter.
No, it is impossible; it is impossible to convey the life-sensation of any given epoch of one's existence—that which makes its truth, its meaning—its subtle and penetrating essence. It is impossible.
The yarns of seamen have a direct simplicity, the whole meaning of which lies within the shell of a cracked nut.
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