All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
I love Madrid. I am happy to be here. I have been here three years and hope to be here longer. But I am proud of where I come from and never forget the people I grew up with.
If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.
You just have to keep on doing what you do. It's the lesson I get from my husband; he just says, Keep going. Start by starting.
All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
I feel as if I were a piece in a game of chess, when my opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
The battle for women's rights has been largely won.
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
But there is only one thing which gathers people into seditious commotion, and that is oppression
Never lend your car to someone you've given birth to.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
Passion goes, Boredom remains.
To forbid us anything is to make us have a mind for it.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice; therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects.
You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.
There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment