Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
All that spirits desire, spirits attain.
He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances.
Anything that makes weak - physically, intellectually and spiritually, reject it as poison.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director
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.
I may not be better than other people, but at least I'm different.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.
I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.
Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.