"Walter Scott has no business to write novels, especially good ones. It is not fair. He has fame and profit enough as a poet, and should not be taking the bread out of the mouths of other people."
"Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings."
"All photographs are accurate. None of them is the truth."
"A photographic portrait is a picture of someone who knows he is being photographed, and what he does with this knowledge is as much a part of the photograph as what he's wearing or how he looks."
"Ignorance leads to fear, fear leads to hate, and hate leads to violence. This is the equation."
"Two truths cannot contradict one another."
"For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God."
"I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him."
"I know the power obedience has of making things easy which seem impossible."
"The tree that is beside the running water is fresher and gives more fruit."
"I had many friends to help me to fall; but as to rising again, I was so much left to myself, that I wonder now I was not always on the ground. I praise God for His mercy; for it was He only Who stretched out His hand to me. May He be blessed for ever! Amen."
"May God protect me from gloomy saints."
"Sometimes I wish that applause would come just a bit later, when it is so beautifully hushed that I feel like holding my breath in the silence of the end."
"It seems that I have spent my entire life trying to make life more rational and that it was all wasted effort."
"I believe that if a man dies with a single penny still sitting in the bank, he's a fool."