Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
Get off your butt and join the Marines!
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
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.
When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.
Animals, whom we have made our slaves, we do not like to consider our equal.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
So many women just don't know how great they really are. They come to us all vogue outside and vague on the inside.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
They say I do not have the qualifications to be president, that I do not have education. Well, I would never divide the Liberian people.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
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.
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.