All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else.
One of the great penalties those of us who live our lives in full view of the public must pay is the loss of that most cherished birthright of man's, privacy.
A lie never lives to be old.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good thing for the first time.
Common sense is not so common.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.
Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately... you usually don't use it at all. It uses you.
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.
In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.