There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director
If a little is great, and a lot is better, then way too much is just about right!
I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
Like religion, politics, and family planning, cereal is not a topic to be brought up in public. It's too controversial.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way, until every inner city is cleaned up, there is no shortage of things to do.
The promise given was a necessity of the past: the word broken is a necessity of the present.
Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
Abuse of words has been the great instrument of sophistry and chicanery, of party, faction, and division of society.
Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.