Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that's when you know you're way too close to something that you don't want to be near.
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice; therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects.
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.
The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
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.
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.