"I am at heart a propagandist, a tremendous hater, a tiresome nag complacently positive that there is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as i advise."
"The more money an American accumulates, the less interesting he becomes."
"Fifty per cent of people won't vote, and fifty per cent don't read newspapers. I hope it's the same fifty per cent."
"A narcissist is someone better looking than you are."
"Democracy is supposed to give you the feeling of choice like, Painkiller X and Painkiller Y. But they're both just aspirin."
"All children alarm their parents, if only because you are forever expecting to encounter yourself."
Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either."
"How marvellous books are, crossing worlds and centuries, defeating ignorance and, finally, cruel time itself."