A smile couldn't be brought into court as evidence. You couldn't arrest a man because he had trembled. Brown eyes had stolen a peep at gray eyes, so what? The tone of a voice was something that died with a word.
The cat crossed the street daintily, pointing his feet like a ballet dancer, lifting them high as if his feet were too good for the pavement.
If the dreams of any so-called normal man were exposed ... there would be no more gravity and dignity left for mankind.
It's when you have friends that you can afford to be lonely. When you know a lot of people, loneliness becomes a luxury. It's only when you're forced to be lonely that it's bad.
Money can be more of a barrier between people than language or race or religion.
My mind was clear and penetrating at the time, for it was midnight, the hour at which I am most brave and most free.
No writer, however popular, disdains a reader, however humble.