The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.
You are 27 or 28 right? It is very tough to live at that age. When nothing is sure. I have sympathy with you.
Your personal nature seeks its paradise.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
If a little is great, and a lot is better, then way too much is just about right!
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others
I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.