The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
All that spirits desire, spirits attain.
In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell... we can't dance synonyms.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
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.
If everything isn't black and white, I say, 'Why the hell not?'
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
You can't deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.