I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.
Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time.
Delay always breeds danger. To protract a great design is often to ruin it.
Children are a wonderful gift. They have an extraordinary capacity to see into the heart of things and to expose sham and humbug for what they are.
There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
Will and intellect are one and the same thing.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren't dying. They're merging into big conglomerates.
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.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director
A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.