"I never failed to convince an audience that the best thing they could do was to go away."
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"I'm not here for your amusement. You're here for mine."
"It's the admirer and the watcher who provoke us to all the inanities we commit."
"Never treat your audience as customers, always as partners."
"Some writers take to drink, others take to audiences."
"To have great poets, there must be great audiences too."
"Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than to polish."
"Anyone who in discussion relies upon authority uses, not his understanding, but rather his memory."
"Authority is never without hate."
"Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence."
"I grew up to always respect authority and respect those in charge."
"Authority poisons everybody who takes authority on himself."
"No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority."
"Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone. It is an orphan form."
"When you write down your life, every page should contain something no one has ever heard about."
"An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last installment missing."
"I don't think anybody should write his autobiography until after he's dead."
"Autobiography is now as common as adultery and hardly less reprehensible."
"I am being frank about myself in this book. I tell of my first mistake on page 850."
"Autobiographies ought to begin with Chapter Two."
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