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Whoever said money can't buy happiness didn't know where to shop
Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.
A vegetable garden in the beginning looks so promising and then after all little by little it grows nothing but vegetables, nothing, nothing but vegetables.
You are all a lost generation.
You'll be old and you never lived, and you kind of feel silly to lie down and die and to never have lived, to have been a job chaser and never have lived.
America is my country and Paris is my hometown.
In the morning there is meaning, in the evening there is feeling.
What was the use of my having come from Oakland it was not natural to have come from there yes write about it if I like or anything if I like but not there, there is no there there.
That is what you are. That's what you all are...All of you young people who served in the war. You are a lost generation.
Love: the skillful audacity required to share an inner life.
Every day is a renewal, every morning the daily miracle. This joy you feel is life.
It takes a lot of time to be a genius, you have to sit around so much doing nothing, really doing nothing.
You look ridiculous if you dance You look ridiculous if you don't dance So you might as well dance.
It is the soothing thing about history that it does repeat itself.
We are always the same age inside.
There are two kinds of men and women, those who have in them resisting as their way of winning those who have in them attacking as their way of winning.
It is awfully important to know what is and what is not your business
There is no there there.
Forensics is eloquence and reduction.
When in a museum, walk slowly but keep walking.
Ladies there is no neutral position for us to assume.
Everybody thinks that this civilization has lasted a very long time but it really does take very few grandfathers' granddaughters to take us back to the dark ages.
Everybody knows if you are too careful you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something.
An audience is always warming but it must never be necessary to your work.
One must dare to be happy.
A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.
Before the flowers of friendship faded friendship faded.
art is the pulse of a nation.
Anything one does every day is important and imposing and anywhere one lives is interesting and beautiful.
In America ... who is to stop congress from spending too much money. They will not stop themselves, that is certain. Everybody has to think about that now. Who is to stop them.
Money is always there but the pockets change.
Argument is to me the air I breathe. Given any proposition, I cannot help believing the other side and defending it.
You are extraordinary within your limits, but your limits are extraordinary!
I could never be one of two I could never be two in one as married couples do and can, I am but one all one, one and all one, and so I have never been married to any one.
You are so afraid of losing your moral sense that you are not willing to take it through anything more dangerous than a mud-puddle.
Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose.
What is marriage, is marriage protection or religion, is marriage renunciation or abundance, is marriage a stepping-stone or an end. What is marriage.
I just tell you and though I dont sound like it I've got plenty of sense, there aint any answer, there aint going to be any answer, there never has been any answer, that's the answer.
I have always noticed that in portraits of really great writers the mouth is always firmly closed.
One does not get better but different and older and that is always a pleasure.
Writing and reading is to me synonymous with existing.
In a war everybody always knows all about Switzerland, in peace times it is just Switzerland but in war time it is the only country that everybody has confidence in, everybody.
This is the lesson that history teaches: repetition.
It is funny the two things most men are proudest of is the thing that any man can do and doing does in the same way, that is being drunk and being the father of their son.
Why should a sequence of words be anything but a pleasure?
You cannot go into the womb to form the child; it is there and makes itself and comes forth whole-and there it is and you have made it and have felt it, but it has come itself.
I like the feeling of words doing as they want to do and as they have to do.
When they are alone they want to be with others, and when they are with others they want to be alone. After all, human beings are like that.
A creator is not in advance of his generation but he is the first of his contemporaries to be conscious of what is happening to his generation.
A diary means yes indeed.