It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.
A man of honour should never forget what he is because he sees what others are.
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.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.
At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
Do unto those downstream as you would have those upstream do unto you.
The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody has decided not to see.
Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.