"A food is not necessarily essential just because your child hates it. "
"Art is one thing that can go on mattering once it has stopped hurting. "
"I tried to commit suicide by sticking my head in the oven, but there was a cake in it. "
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. "
"A hundred years for now? All new people. "
"The older I grow, the less important the comma becomes. Let the reader catch his own breath. "
"He had a big head and a face so ugly it became almost fascinating. "
"If it is to be, it is up to me. "
"Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious. "
"Fishing gives you a sense of where you fit in the sceme of things - Your place in the universe...I, mean, here I am, one small guy with a fishing pole on this vast beach and out there in the blue expanse of ocean are these hundreds of millions of fish...laughing at me. "
"If people did not sometimes do silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done. "
"Good place to put things--cellars. "
"If you talk to God, you are praying. If God talks to you, you have schizophrenia. "
"Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now -- always. "
"Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory. "
"Big Brother is watching you. "
"It is hard to let old beliefs go. They are familiar. We are comfortable with them and have spent years building systems and developing habits that depend on them. Like a man who has worn eyeglasses so long that he forgets he has them on, we forget that the world looks to us the way it does because we have become used to seeing it that way through a particular set of lenses. Today, however, we need new lenses. And we need to throw the old ones away. "
"Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it. "