All really great lovers are articulate, and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction.
For every five well-adjusted and smoothly functioning Americans, there are two who never had the chance to discover themselves. It may well be because they have never been alone with themselves.
If American men are obsessed with money, American women are obsessed with weight. The men talk of gain, the women talk of loss, and I do not know which talk is the more boring.
In aid, the proper attitude is one omitting gratitude.
In our society those who are in reality superior in intelligence can be accepted by their fellows only if they pretend they are not.
It is not enough to show people how to live better: there is a mandate for any group with enormous powers of communication to show people how to be better.
The curse of the romantic is a greed for dreams, an intensity of expectation that, in the end, diminishes the reality.
The earth we abuse and the living things we kill will, in the end, take their revenge for in exploiting their presence we are diminishing our future.
Women are repeatedly accused of taking things personally. I cannot see any other honest way of taking them.