"It's plain hokum. If you can't convince 'em, confuse 'em. It's an old political trick. But this time it won't work."
"Poetry is a beautiful way of spoiling prose, and the laborious art of exchanging plain sense for harmony."
"On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."
"It became plain very soon after our marriage that ours was to be a literary partnership."
"No one in this world has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. Nor has anyone ever lost public office thereby."
"Science fiction has its own history, its own legacy of what's been done, what's been superseded, what's so much part of the furniture it's practically part of the fabric now, what's become no more than a joke... and so on. It's just plain foolish, as well as comically arrogant, to ignore all this, to fail to do the most basic research."
"Now suddenly there was nothing but a world of cloud, and we three were there alone in the middle of a great white plain with snowy hills and mountains staring at us and it was very still but there were whispers."
"Only the really plain people know about love - the very fascinating ones try so hard to create an impression that they soon exhaust their talents."
"May this plain statement of facts prevail on the friends of the rising generation to interpose for their welfare that the education of children may no longer be to parent and master a lottery, in which the prizes bear no proportion to the enormous number of blanks."
"The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible."