Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.
The bat thought I was giving him the kiss of life!
Comedy is acting out optimism.
I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
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.
Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead.
Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.
Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been.
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.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
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.
The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
Women have the right to work wherever they want, as long as they have the dinner ready when you get home.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator