Everything beautiful has a mark of eternity.
Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.
I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
Courage is grace under pressure.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
Go on, get out. Last words are for fools who haven't said enough.
So many women just don't know how great they really are. They come to us all vogue outside and vague on the inside.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
Thought is free.
Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.