"Force, and fraud, are in war the two cardinal virtues."
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"Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die."
"Oh, the brave Music of a distant drum!"
"War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow."
"We derive our vitality from our store of madness."
"Short words are the best and old words when short are best of all."
"Prose, words in their best order. Poetry, the best words in the best order."
"The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech."
"Man is a creature who lives not upon bread alone, but principally by catch words."
"Never use big words where a diminutive one will suffice."
"The limits of my language are the limits of my mind. All I know is what I have words for."
"Vocations which we wanted to pursue, but didn't, bleed, like colors, on the whole of our existence."
"My ultimate vocation in life is to be an irritant."
"Look around the inhabited world; how few know their own good, or knowing it, pursue."
"For most men life is a search for the proper manila envelope in which to get themselves filed."
"The player envies only the player, the poet envies only the poet."
"To hunger for use and to go unused is the worst hunger of all."
"Many people mistake our work for our vocation. Our vocation is the love of Jesus."
"When I was a little kid I thought I would grow up to be black and sing jazz in nightclubs."
"The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves."
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