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.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder.
We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.
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.
An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell... we can't dance synonyms.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
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.