Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.
The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
Sunlight is painting.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
To find a man's true character, play golf with him.
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
Boards don't hit back.
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.
You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
Moonlight is sculpture.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.