You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
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.
One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.
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.
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
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.
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.
If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.
Effective action is always unjust.