I've been looking for a girl like you - not you, but a girl like you.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
I meant what I said and I said what I meant.
Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect-and I don't live to be-but before you start pointing fingers... make sure your hands are clean!
Give up trying to make me give up
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.
A woman can be over dressed but never over elegant.
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.
Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
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.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast
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.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
Courage is grace under pressure.
In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell... we can't dance synonyms.
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.