It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes.
For the meaning of life differs from man to man, from day to day and from hour to hour. What matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person's life at a given moment.
I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator
As long as we believe in absurdities we shall continue to commit atrocities.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
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.
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.