Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
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.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.
There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don't need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
Of puns it has been said that those who most dislike them are those who are least able to utter them.
Tell me thy company, and I shall tell thee what thou art.
There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
Laziness never arrived at the attainment of a good wish.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.