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?
Even if you are divine, you don't disdain male consorts.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
Humility is attentive patience.
There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.
A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat.
The people who are doing the work are the moving force behind the Macintosh. My job is to create a space for them, to clear out the rest of the organization and keep it at bay.
We princes are set as it were upon stages in the sight and view of the world.
Boards don't hit back.
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
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.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, The Bores and the Bored.
I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.
Learn to give, whether you have plenty or little, whether you are happy or in pain.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.