How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
There is no such thing as a Christian child: only a child of Christian parents.
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.
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.
Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.
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.
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
I'm not afraid of dying I just don't want to be there when it happens.
A designer is an emerging synthesis of artist, inventor, mechanic, objective economist and evolutionary strategist.
I got rabies shots for biting the head off a bat but that`s OK - the bat had to get Ozzy shots.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.