"Reading - the best state yet to keep absolute loneliness at bay."
"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."William Styron on John Wooden
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny."William Styron on Thomas Jefferson
"In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing."William Styron on Theodore Roosevelt
"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight and never stop fighting."William Styron on e. e. cummings
"In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher."William Styron on Dalai Lama
"Mysteriously and in ways that are totally remote from natural experience, the gray drizzle of horror induced by depression takes on the quality of physical pain."