The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets.
How womanly it is to ask the unanswerable at the moment impossible.
It is unfair to blame man too fiercely for being pugnacious; he learned the habit from Nature.
The unluckiest insolvent in the world is the man whose expenditure of speech is too great for his income of ideas.
It’s a good thing to turn your mind upside down now and then, like an hour-glass, to let the particles run the other way.
Animal crackers, and cocoa to drink That is the finest of suppers, I think When I’m grown up and can have what I please, I think I shall always insist upon these.
Any man worth his salt has by the time he is forty-five accumulated a crown of thorns, and the problem is to learn to wear it over one ear.
We call a child’s mind ‘small’ simply by habit; perhaps it is larger than ours is, for it can take in almost anything without effort.
The real purpose of books is to trap the mind into doing its own thinking.
Words are a commodity in which there is never any slump.
The plural of spouse is spice.
When you sell a man a book you don’t sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue – you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night – there’s all heaven and earth in a book, a real book.