In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
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.
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.
His modesty amounts to deformity.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
A good liar must have a good memory.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
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.
Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
Nothing is black or white.
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show.
The joke of our time is the suicide of intention.