Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
I find it rather easy to portray a businessman. Being bland, rather cruel and incompetent comes naturally to me.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.
Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
No matter how thin you slice it, there will always be two sides.
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.
Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
Common sense is not so common.
Work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on earth.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.