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.
There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
People create stories create people; or rather stories create people create stories.
Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
If you never stop when you wave goodbye you just might find, if you give it time, you will wave hello again...
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, The Bores and the Bored.
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.
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.
Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.
Only those with no memory insist on their originality.
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.
Every beauty which is seen here by persons of perception resembles more than anything else that celestial source from which we all are come.
All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.
Tell me thy company, and I shall tell thee what thou art.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.