Jests that give pains are not jests.
Liberty, according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
He who would accomplish little must sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much; he who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.
Even if you are divine, you don't disdain male consorts.
Genius is sorrow's child.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
The gift of words is the gift of deception and illusion.
God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it - from what I see, from what the dancers can do, from what others do.
The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast
How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
Ah just act the way ah feel.
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.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
Of all the things I`ve lost I miss my mind the most.
No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.
I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
If a little is great, and a lot is better, then way too much is just about right!