All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
I've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.
A great city is the place to escape the true drama of provincial life, and find solace in fantasy.
Once you label me you negate me.
Anyone who attempts to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of course, living in a state of sin.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
You can have everything in life that you want if you just give enough other people what they want.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good thing for the first time.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice; therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.
You cant have a plan for your day, til you have a plan for your life.
Freedom is from within.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.
Only those with no memory insist on their originality.
Surrealism is destructive, but it destroys only what it considers to be shackles limiting our vision.
The Declaration of Independence I always considered as a theatrical show. Jefferson ran away with all the stage effect of that... and all the glory of it.
Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.