Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.
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.
Tell me thy company, and I shall tell thee what thou art.
As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.
In terms of an identity, an identity reflects an individuality, by definition. And, if there is a quality present, it is recognizable and it can be named. If you can't name it, it means you don't recognize it.
If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words.
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
Thought is free.
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.
Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
A lie never lives to be old.
The future is something which every one reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
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.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
Be that self which one truly is.
Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
One must judge men not by their opinions, but by what their opinions have made of them.