By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
I've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
Ladies who play with fire must remember that smoke gets in their eyes.
Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
Humility is attentive patience.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.