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.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words.
Common sense is not so common.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
It is wonderful when you don't have the fear, and a lot of the time I don't ... I focus on what needs to be done instead.
Moonlight is sculpture.
In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.
The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
Reverence does not die with mortals, nor does it perish whether they live or die.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
While the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of man's humanity to man.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.