You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.
Courage is grace under pressure.
One of the great penalties those of us who live our lives in full view of the public must pay is the loss of that most cherished birthright of man's, privacy.
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
Genius is sorrow's child.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
What is to give light must endure burning.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.
Go on, get out. Last words are for fools who haven't said enough.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
Even if you are divine, you don't disdain male consorts.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.