"In the world I am always a stranger. I do not understand its language. It does not understand my silence."
"It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change."
"An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men."
"If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin."
"I have tried lately to read Shakespeare, and found it so intolerably dull that it nauseated me."
"A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others."
"I see no good reasons why the views given in this volume should shock the religious views of anyone."
"They who quarrel with others, instead of quarreling with their own hearts, waste their lives."
"He Himself makes the mortals anxious, and He Himself takes the anxiety away."
"We're all just walking each other home."
"It is important to take every experience, including the negative ones, as merely steps on the path, and to proceed."
"Treat everyone you meet as if they are God in drag."
"The stroke has given me another way to serve people."
"The burdens of a woman are more than the average man could ever endure."
"In the arts the way in which an idea is rendered, and the manner in which it is expressed, is much more important than the idea itself."
"Too much in photography is shoot and leave."
"Thousands upon thousands of persons have studied disease. Almost no one has studied health."
"We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are."
"I am doomed to an eternity of compulsive work. No set goal achieved satisfies. Success only breeds a new goal. The golden apple devoured has seeds. It is endless."
"Without wonder and insight, acting is just a trade. With it, it becomes creation."