The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
All that you accomplish or fail to accomplish with your life is the direct result of your thoughts.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
The speed of the leader is the speed of the gang.
Circumstances do not make the man, they reveal him.
The cloud is free only to go with the wind. The rain is free only in falling.
Anybody who watches three games of football in a row should be declared brain dead.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
They have formed their own 4-H club - the hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
The last of human freedoms - the ability to chose one's attitude in a given set of circumstances.
A photograph can be an instant of life captured for eternity that will never cease looking back at you.
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.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
I am not now That which I have been.