One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.
Socrates called himself a midwife of ideas. A great book is often such a midwife, delivering to full existence what has been coiled like an embryo in the dark, silent depths of the brain.
There are two kinds of writers; the great ones who can give you truths, and the lessor ones, who can only give you themselves.
Mr. Faulkner, of course, is interested in making your mind rather than your flesh creep.
My main recollection is of the work I had to do in order to eat
The only reason for being young is to outgrow it.
The drinking of wine seems to me to have a moral edge over many pleasures and hobbies in that it promotes love of one’s neighbor.
The German mind has a talent for making no mistakes but the very greatest.
One newspaper a day ought to be enough for anyone who still prefers to retain a little mental balance.
If food is the body of good living, wine is its soul.
Wine is poetry in a bottle.
I think we must quote whenever we feel that the allusion is interesting or helpful or amusing.