You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.
One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
Even if you are divine, you don't disdain male consorts.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so you shall become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be; your ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.
The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.
One's only rival is one's own potentialities. One's only failure is failing to live up to one's own possibilities. In this sense, every man can be a king, and must therefore be treated like a king.
Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is, at bottom, no design, no purpose, no evil and no good, nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
It is piracy, not overt online music stores, which is our main competitor.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
Freedom lies in being bold.
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.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
In my ballets, woman is first. Men are consorts. God made men to sing the praises of women. They are not equal to men: They are better.
There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.
The day of individual happiness has passed
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.