There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
Young heads take example of the ancient.
Hollywood brides keep the bouquets and throw away the grooms.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
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.
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
Show love, compassion, protection & generosity to those who depend on you – in fact, to everyone.
Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
To the young people I say, you are a gift to your communities and indeed the world. You are our hope and our future.
There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
What's with you men? Would hair stop growing on your chest if you asked directions somewhere?
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
Religion is like a knife: you can either use it to cut bread, or stick in someone's back.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.