Act quickly, think slowly.
All societies on the verge of death are masculine. A society can survive with only one man; no society will survive a shortage of women.
Australia is a huge rest home, where no unwelcome news is ever wafted on to the pages of the worst newspapers in the world.
Developing the muscles of the soul demands no competitive spirit, no killer instinct, although it may erect pain barriers that the spiritual athlete must crash through.
English culture is basically homosexual in the sense that the men only really care about other men.
Even crushed against his brother in the Tube the average Englishman pretends desperately that he is alone.
Evolution is what it is. The upper classes have always died out; it's one of the most charming things about them.
Freedom is fragile and must be protected. To sacrifice it, even as a temporary measure, is to betray it.
Freud is the father of psychoanalysis. It has no mother.
Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves; when that right is pre-empted it is called brain-washing.
I didn't fight to get women out from behind vacuum cleaners to get them onto the board of Hoover.
I have always been principally interested in men for sex. I've always thought any sane woman would be a lover of women because loving men is such a mess. I have always wished I'd fall in love with a woman. Damn.
I think that testosterone is a rare poison.
If a person loves only one other person, and is indifferent to his fellow men, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism.
Loneliness is never more cruel than when it is felt in close propinquity with someone who has ceased to communicate.
Man is jealous because of his amour propre; woman is jealous because of her lack of it.
Never advise anyone to go to war or to get married. Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present. He that has no children brings them up well.
One may not reach the dawn save by the path of the night.
Perhaps catastrophe is the natural human environment, and even though we spend a good deal of energy trying to get away from it, we are programmed for survival amid catastrophe.
Perhaps women have always been in closer contact with reality than men: it would seem to be the just recompense for being deprived of idealism.
Probably the only place where a man can feel really secure is in a maximum security prison, except for the imminent threat of release.
Psychoanalysis is the confession without absolution.
Revolution is the festival of the oppressed.
The compelled mother loves her child as the caged bird sings. The song does not justify the cage nor the love the enforcement.
The essence of pleasure is spontaneity.