Books of Edgar Allan Poe, Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Aristotle, Plato
"Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence."
"To be, or not to be,--that is the question:--
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And by opposing end them?"
"A lie can travel halfway around the world while
the truth is putting on its shoes."
"I am quite serious when I say that I do not believe there are, on the whole earth besides, so many intensified bores as in these United States. No man can form an adequate idea of the real meaning of the word, without coming here. "
"Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity
of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious,
and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit."
I always like to know everything about my new
friends, and nothing about my old ones.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys
several times the same good things for the first time.
It does not matter how slowly you go so long
as you do not stop.