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.
In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it.
We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director
The bat thought I was giving him the kiss of life!
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
Boards don't hit back.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
No flying machine will ever fly from New York to Paris.
Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.
I've always had an obligation to creation, above all.
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.