We cast a shadow on something wherever we stand.
I'm a holy man minus the holiness.
We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
Railway termini are our gates to the glorious and the unknown. Through them we pass out into adventure and sunshine, to them, alas! we return.
Think before you speak is criticism's motto; speak before you think, creation's.
Unless we remember we cannot understand.
Nonsense and beauty have close connections.
What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?
Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
The king died and then the queen died is a story. The king died, and then queen died of grief is a plot.
The people I respect most behave as if they were immortal and as if society was eternal.
How can I know what I think till I see what I say?
We are all like Scheherazade's husband, in that we want to know what happens next.
The four characteristics of humanism are curiosity, a free mind, belief in good taste, and belief in the human race.
The sadness of the incomplete, the sadness that is often Life, but should never be Art.
So, two cheers for Democracy: one because it admits variety and two because it permits criticism.
The fact is we can only love what we know personally. And we cannot know much. In public affairs, in the rebuilding of civilization, something less dramatic and emotional is needed, namely tolerance.
Love is always being given where it is not required.
Charm, in most men and nearly all women, is a decoration.
At the side of the everlasting why, is a yes, and a yes, and a yes.
What is wonderful about great literature is that it transforms the man who reads it towards the condition of the man who wrote.
No man can be an agnostic who has a sense of humour.
It is the vice of a vulgar mind to be thrilled by bigness.
Surely the only sound foundation for a civilization is a sound state of mind.