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Living in California adds ten years to a man's life. And those extra ten years I'd like to spend in New York.
The structure of a play is always the story of how the birds came home to roost.
Tell them that as soon as I can walk I'm going to fly!
I consider myself a Hindu, Christian, Moslem, Jew, Buddhist, and Confucian.
I'm a little wounded, but I am not slain; I will lay me down to bleed a while. Then I'll rise and fight again.
The author who speaks about his own books is almost as bad as a mother who talks about her own children.
From birth to age eighteen, a girl needs good parents. From eighteen to thirty-five, she needs good looks. From thirty-five to fifty-five, she needs a good personality. From fifty-five on, she needs good cash.
Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them.
Results are what you expect; consequences are what you get.
Never have I enjoyed youth so thoroughly as I have in my old age. In writing Dialogues in Limbo, The Last Puritan, and now all these descriptions of the friends of my youth and the young friends of my middle age, I have drunk the pleasure of life more pure, more joyful than it ever was when mingled with all the hidden anxieties and little annoyances of actual living. Nothing is inherently and invincibly young except spirit. And spirit can enter a human being perhaps better in the quiet of old age and dwell there more undisturbed than in the turmoil of adventure.
When you make your peace with authority, you become authority.
Fear succeeds crime - it is its punishment.
Modern American marriage is like a wire fence. The woman's the wire -the posts are the husband's.
How beautiful is victory, but how dear!
Pessimism never won any battle.
One starts an action simply because one must do something.
In great moments life seems neither right nor wrong, but something greater: it seems inevitable.
A man's state before God may always be measured by his prayers.
To cure jealousy is to see it for what it is, a dissatisfaction with self.
Man's the bad child of the universe.

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