Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else.
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.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good thing for the first time.
Effective action is always unjust.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
I am not now That which I have been.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them.
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.
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.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
My government will be open. Anyone found guilty of corruption will be dealt with in accordance with the law. If you are corrupt you will have to hang your boots.