The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
I used to desire many, many things, but now I have just one desire, and thats to get rid of all my other desires.
The spirit of man is an inward flame; a lamp the world blows upon but never puts out.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
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.
Effective action is always unjust.
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
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.
That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
While the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of man's humanity to man.
A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.
The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.