I have often been accused of putting my foot in my mouth, but I will never put my hand in your pockets
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.
Every man's memory is his private literature.
I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled.
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
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.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.
All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with a white carpet is one of them.
A person preaches well that lives well.
The paranoid is never entirely mistaken.
In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell... we can't dance synonyms.
In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
It ain't over 'til it's over.
One of the great penalties those of us who live our lives in full view of the public must pay is the loss of that most cherished birthright of man's, privacy.
I'll always be poor in my mind.