I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and thats to get rid of all my other desires.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
Nothing is black or white.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
I am not now That which I have been.
Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
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.
In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell... we can't dance synonyms.
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.
Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.
Dare to risk public criticism.
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.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.