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Anything worth doing, is worth doing right.
Victory is a fleeting thing in the gambling business. Today's winners are tomorrow's blinking toads, dumb beasts with no hope.
I have no taste for either poverty or honest labor, so writing is the only recourse left for me.
A word to the wise is infuriating.
I had come to regard him as a loner with no real past and a future so vague that there was no sense talking about it.
Call on God, but row away from the rocks.
Justice is not cheap in this country, and people who insist on it are usually either desperate or possessed by some private determination bordering on monomania.
I have a theory that the truth is never told during the nine-to-five hours.
Liberalism itself has failed, and for a pretty good reason. It has been too often compromised by the people who represented it.
The person who doesn't scatter the morning dew will not comb gray hairs.
We cannot expect people to have respect for law and order until we teach respect to those we have entrusted to enforce those laws.
They claimed no allegiance to any flag and valued no currency but luck and good contacts.
Freedom is something that dies unless it's used.
Yes sir, I am a tortured man for all seasons, as they say, and I have powerful friends in high places. Birds sing where I walk, and children smile when they see me coming.
I am a child of the American Century, and I feel a genetic commitment to understanding why it happened, and why I take it so personally.
I learned a long time ago that reality was much weirder than anyone's imagination.
...if that Watergate case ever gets into court, he might get very nervous.
Not everybody is comfortable with the idea that politics is a guilty addiction. But it is.
February is always a bad month for TV sports. Football is gone, basketball is plodding along in the annual midseason doldrums, and baseball is not even mentioned.
The waitress had the appearance of a very old hooker who had finally found her place in life
As long as I'm learning something, I figure I'm OK - it's a decent day.
Politics is the Art of Controlling Your Enviroment.
The brutal reality of politics would be probably intolerable without drugs.
Well, " he said. "I hope to God I never make forty -- I wouldn't know what to do with myself.
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.
Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect.
Good news is rare these days, and every glittering ounce of it should be cherished and hoarded and worshipped and fondled like a priceless diamond.
On some days you get what you want, and on others, you get what you need.
When the going gets weird, the weird turn professional.
The only difference between the sane and the insane is that the sane have the power to lock up the insane.
We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold.
I drink much less than most people think, and I think much more than most people would believe.
So we shall let the reader answer this question for himself: who is the happier man, he who has braved the storm of life and lived or he who has stayed securely on shore and merely existed?
If you're going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you're going to be locked up.
In a closed society where everybody's guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.
This is the fast lane, folks...and some of us like it here.
Buy the ticket, take the ride.
I hate pain, despite my ability to tolerate it beyond all known parameters, which is not necessarily a good thing.
Too weird to live, too rare to die!
Objective journalism is one of the main reasons that American politics has been allowed to be so corrupt for so long.
The point is valid: the difference between survival and wipe-out in a physical crisis is nearly always a matter of conditioned reflexes.
I have never believed much in luck, and my sense of humor has tended to walk on the dark side.
Morality is temporary, wisdom is permanent.
It never got weird enough for me.
The person who doesn't scatter the morning dew will not comb grey hairs
Faster, Faster, until the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death.
For every moment of triumph, for every instance of beauty, many souls must be trampled.
I felt a tremendous distance between myself and everything real.
The Edge... There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.
It was necessary, we felt, to thoroughly terrify our opponents, so that even in hollow victory, they would learn to fear every sunrise ...