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 ain't what it used to be.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.
I've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.
Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
A difference of opinion is what makes horse racing and missionaries.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
Give up trying to make me give up
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
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.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
Everything beautiful has a mark of eternity.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
An idea is salvation by imagination