The bat thought I was giving him the kiss of life!
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
The traditional ways were wrongly disowned by Christianity - in hindsight, medicine men were not demons but very important counsellors in the community.
Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
I don't say we all ought to misbehave, but we ought to look as if we could.
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
The destruction of the past is perhaps the greatest of all crimes.
He who possesses most must be most afraid of loss.
When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
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.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment
In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell... we can't dance synonyms.
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.
An intellectual is a man who doesn't know how to park a bike.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.