All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
The people I distrust most are those who want to improve our lives but have only one course of action.
Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated.
A jug fills drop by drop.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
All men are liable to error; and most men are, in many points, by passion or interest, under temptation to it.
In my ballets, woman is first. Men are consorts. God made men to sing the praises of women. They are not equal to men: They are better.
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
His modesty amounts to deformity.
I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
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.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately... you usually don't use it at all. It uses you.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.