The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
Each soul is potentially divine.
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.
I love Madrid. I am happy to be here. I have been here three years and hope to be here longer. But I am proud of where I come from and never forget the people I grew up with.
Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
There's real poetry in the real world. Science is the poetry of reality
An intellectual is a man who doesn't know how to park a bike.
The true test of a man's character is what he does when no one is watching.
As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
The two offices of memory are collection and distribution.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not common.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
Comedy is acting out optimism.