I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.
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.
In my ballets, woman is first. Men are consorts. God made men to sing the praises of women. They are not equal to men: They are better.
Everyone is born a genius, but the process of living de-geniuses them.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
A toast, Jedediah, to love on my terms. Those are the only terms anybody ever knows - his own.
Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.
Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
Never accept a drink from a urologist.
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
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.
Radical simply means 'grasping things at the root'.