Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
To hell with circumstances; I create opportunities.
In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell... we can't dance synonyms.
A place for everything, and everything in its place.
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.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
A person preaches well that lives well.
If one is to be called a liar, one may as well make an effort to deserve the name.
Good actions ennoble us, and we are the sons of our deeds.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.
Tell me thy company, and I shall tell thee what thou art.
Talk low, talk slow and don't say too much.