Thought can be so seductive and hypnotic that it absorbs your attention totally, so you become your thoughts.
An understanding of the natural world is a source of not only great curiosity, but great fulfilment.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.
What a liberation to realize that the “voice in my head” is not who I am. Who am I then? The one who sees that.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
Stubborn and ardent clinging to one's opinion is the best proof of stupidity.
Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.
When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
Don't criticize what you don't understand, son. You never walked in that man's shoes.
My meditation is simple. It does not require any complex practices. It is simple. It is singing. It is dancing. It is sitting silently.
The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
I have already joined myself in marriage to a husband, namely the kingdom of England.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
I write with experiences in mind, but I don't write about them, I write out of them.
A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.