If no one ever took risks, Michaelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor.
Writing is an escape from a world that crowds me. I like being alone in a room. It's almost a form of meditiation-an investigation of my own life. It has nothing to do with "I've got to get another play
I am most alive and most fulfilled sitting alone in a room, hoping that those words forming on paper in the Smith Corona will be the first perfect play ever written in a single draft I suspect that I shall keep writing in a vain search for the perfect play. I hope I will keep my equilibrium and sense of humor when I am told that I haven't achieved it. At any rate the trip is a wonderful one!
He's too nervous to kill himself. He wears his seat belt in a drive-in movie.
You must realize that honorary degrees are given generally to people whose SAT scores were too low to get them into schools the regular way. As a matter of fact, it was my SAT scores that led me into my present vocation in life, comedy.
Take care of him. And make him feel important. And if you can do that, you'll have a happy and wonderful marriage. Like two out of every ten couples.
Sudden money is going from zero to two hundred dollars a week. The rest doesn't count.
People with honorary awards are looked upon with disfavor. Would you let an honorary mechanic fix your brand-new Mercedes?
If you can go through life without experiencing pain you probably haven’t been born yet.
I love living. I have some problems with my life, but living is the best thing they've come up with so far.