Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.
I can see in your eyes, I can see in your faces, I can see you cry. But what I want to say, there's no reason to cry. Do not, in the name of peace, go in the streets and riot.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
Authority, without any condition and reservation, belongs to the nation.
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.
I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
I'm not afraid of dying I just don't want to be there when it happens.