Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
The traditional ways were wrongly disowned by Christianity - in hindsight, medicine men were not demons but very important counsellors in the community.
You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren't dying. They're merging into big conglomerates.
Get off your butt and join the Marines!
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
I've been looking for a girl like you - not you, but a girl like you.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
A lie never lives to be old.
If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality