Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.
Once you label me you negate me.
The American people should be made aware of the trend toward monopolization of the great public information vehicles and the concentration of more and more power over public opinion in fewer and fewer hands.
In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director
The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon.
I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
If you never stop when you wave goodbye you just might find, if you give it time, you will wave hello again...
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different.
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
When people start asking you to do the same thing over and over again, that's when you know you're way too close to something that you don't want to be near.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.