"On the plains of hesitation lie the bleached bones of millions, who when within the grasp of victory, sat and waited... and waiting, died."
"You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them."
"Real charity does not come at the end of a gun pointed by the IRS."
"Reading makes a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man."
"There are many to whom money has no personal appeal, but who can be tempted by the power it confers."
"Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that you've got it made."
"Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that. It's called everybody, and they meet at the bar."
My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.
"I cant think of anything worse after a night of drinking than waking up next to someone and not being able to remember their name, or how you met, or why they're dead."
"As for the pyramids, there is nothing to wonder at in them so much as the fact that so many men could be found degraded enough to spend their lives constructing a tomb for some ambitious booby, whom it would have been wiser and manlier to have drowned in the Nile, and then given his body to the dogs."
Henry David Thoreau