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?
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
An original idea. That can't be too hard. The library must be full of them.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.
In just six weeks from the time the design was started, we had the motor on the block testing its power.
If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
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.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director