Comedy is acting out optimism.
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it - from what I see, from what the dancers can do, from what others do.
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.
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
Thought is free.
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan; you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
I meant what I said and I said what I meant.