When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
I don't mind making jokes, but I don't want to look like one.
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time.
It is an extra dividend when you like the girl you've fallen in love with.
He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.
Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.
So, like a forgotten fire, a childhood can always flare up again within us.
In hatred as in love, we grow like the thing we brood upon. What we loathe, we graft into our very soul.
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
Love, I find, is like singing. Everybody can do enough to satisfy themselves, though it may not impress the neighbors as being very much.
There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.
All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.
Every human being has, like Socrates, an attendant spirit; and wise are they who obey its signals. If it does not always tell us what to do, it always cautions us what not to do.
A mind all logic is like a knife all blade. It makes the hand bleed that uses it.
St. Teresa of Avila described our life in this world as like a night at a second-class hotel.
Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.
All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal or fattening.