I got rabies shots for biting the head off a bat but that`s OK - the bat had to get Ozzy shots.
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 must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic
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 don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.
Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.