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.
Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble.
There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents.
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.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
You just have to keep on doing what you do. It's the lesson I get from my husband; he just says, Keep going. Start by starting.
Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop.
Humility is attentive patience.
Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell... we can't dance synonyms.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
Show love, compassion, protection & generosity to those who depend on you – in fact, to everyone.
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.