A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.
God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it - from what I see, from what the dancers can do, from what others do.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
You hear a lot of dialogue on the death of the American family. Families aren't dying. They're merging into big conglomerates.
Genius is sorrow's child.
Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.
We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
Jests that give pains are not jests.
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.
Sanity is a madness put to good uses.
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.