Enthusiasm... the sustaining power of all great action.
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
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.
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.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives
My loneliness was born when men praised my talkative faults and blamed my silent virtues.
The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
But some emotions don't make a lot of noise. It's hard to hear pride. Caring is real faint - like a heartbeat. And pure love why, some days it's so quiet, you don't even know it's there.
Comedy is acting out optimism.