“I wish to eat," said Mowgli. "I am a stranger in this part of the jungle. Bring me food, or give me leave to hunt here.”

“I consider in my own mind whether thou art a spirit, sometimes, or sometimes an evil imp," said the lama, smiling slowly.”

“A thin grey fog hung over the city, and the streets were very cold; for summer was in England.”

“A brave heart and a courteous tongue. They shall carry thee far through the jungle, manling.”

If I were damned of body and soul, I know whose prayers would make me whole, Mother o'mine, O mother o'mine!

Never again will I spend another winter in this accursed bucketshop of a refrigerator called England.

If you don't get what you want, it's a sign either that you did not seriously want it, or that you tried to bargain over the price.

San Francisco is a mad city - inhabited for the most part by perfectly insane people whose women are of a remarkable beauty.

“Here the voice told him truthfully what sort of wife he had wedded, and what she was doing in his absence.”

“I am by nature a dealer in words, and words are the most powerful drug known to humanity.”

“One man in a thousand will stick closer than a brother, but the thousandth man will stand by your side, to the gallows foot and after.”

“The world is very lovely, and it's very horrible--and it doesn't care about your life or mine or anything else.”

God gave all men all the earth to love but, since our hearts are so small, ordained for each, one spot to be beloved over all.

“As surely as Water will wet us, as surely as Fire will burn, The Gods of the Copybook Headings with terror and slaughter return!”

“You must learn to forgive a man when he's in love. He's always a nuisance.”

If you can keep your wits about you while all others are losing theirs, and blaming you. The world will be yours and everything in it, what's more, you'll be a man, my son.

And the end of the fight is a tombstone white with the name of the late deceased, and the epitaph drear: A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East.