Hollywood brides keep the bouquets and throw away the grooms.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest.
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
I'll always be poor in my mind.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
An idea is salvation by imagination
I am not ashamed to confess that I am ignorant of what I do not know.
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands
In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
One of the great penalties those of us who live our lives in full view of the public must pay is the loss of that most cherished birthright of man's, privacy.
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.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.