Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
Even if you are divine, you don't disdain male consorts.
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell... we can't dance synonyms.
Not simply one of the virtues but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
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.
Young heads take example of the ancient.
I want to go ahead of Father Time with a scythe of my own.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
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.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression