In my ballets, woman is first. Men are consorts. God made men to sing the praises of women. They are not equal to men: They are better.
Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
Show love, compassion, protection & generosity to those who depend on you – in fact, to everyone.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
We are all worms, but I do believe that I am a glow-worm.
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
Be that self which one truly is.
I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
It is wonderful when you don't have the fear, and a lot of the time I don't ... I focus on what needs to be done instead.