Courage is grace under pressure.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
You don't have to be the Dalai Lama to tell people that life's about change.
Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.
The traditional ways were wrongly disowned by Christianity - in hindsight, medicine men were not demons but very important counsellors in the community.
A book is a mirror: if an ape looks into it an apostle is hardly likely to look out.
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
The lifestyle I`ve been living for the last 30 years, I could have been dead a thousand times.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.
It is the story that owns and directs us. It is the thing that makes us different from cattle; it is the mark on the face that sets one people apart from their neighbors.
At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
Work is the rent you pay for the room you occupy on earth.
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
Being sober on a bus is, like, totally different than being drunk on a bus.
I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.
Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.