We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
When you get to a certain age, there is no coming back.
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.
The future is something which every one reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
Genius is sorrow's child.
The difficulty is to try and teach the multitude that something can be true and untrue at the same time.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
I don't do drugs, I am drugs
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
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.
Hollywood brides keep the bouquets and throw away the grooms.