I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
It is wonderful when you don't have the fear, and a lot of the time I don't ... I focus on what needs to be done instead.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell... we can't dance synonyms.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
No matter how thin you slice it, there will always be two sides.
There are no facts, only interpretations.
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.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
My government will be open. Anyone found guilty of corruption will be dealt with in accordance with the law. If you are corrupt you will have to hang your boots.