There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell... we can't dance synonyms.
If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
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 am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
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.
A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
I must not write a word to you about politics, because you are a woman.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.