There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
An intellectual is a man who doesn't know how to park a bike.
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
Sunlight is painting.
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.
Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been.
It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers.
True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.