“I think football would become an even better game if someone could invent a ball that kicks back.”

“We probably wouldn’t worry about what people think of us if we could know how seldom they do.”

“We live in a very tense society. We are pulled apart… and we all need to learn how to pull ourselves together…. I think that at least part of the answer lies in solitude.”

“If a man harbors any sort of fear, it percolates through all thinking, damages his personality and makes him a landlord to a ghost.”

“Face what you think you believe and you will be surprised.”

“I think we risk becoming the best informed society that has ever died of ignorance.”

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right.”

“I got the blues thinking of the future, so I left off and made some marmalade. It’s amazing how it cheers one up to shred oranges and scrub the floor.”

“I think God’s going to come down and pull civilization over for speeding.”

“Truth is no Doctoresse, she takes no degrees at Paris or Oxford… but oftentimes to such an one as myself, an Idiota or common person, no great things, melancholizing in woods where waters are, quiet places by rivers, fountains, whereas the silly man expecting no such matter, thinketh only how best to delectate and refresh […]