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.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.
There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them.
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.
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.
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
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.
We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
Sanity is a madness put to good uses.
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.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
They say I do not have the qualifications to be president, that I do not have education. Well, I would never divide the Liberian people.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.