Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.
It’s not when you realise that nothing can help you – religion, pride, anything – it’s when you realise that you don’t need any aid.
War and drink are the two things man is never too poor to buy.
The best fiction is far more true than any journalism.
The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
A writer needs three things, experience, observation, and imagination, any two of which, at times any one of which, can supply the lack of the others.
Most men are a little better than their circumstances give them a chance to be.
You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.
Dreams have only one owner at a time. That’s why dreamers are lonely.