A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
My specialty is detached malevolence.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
The good times of today are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.
All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else.
In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director
Wine is wonderful stuff. But so many people are put off by the snobbery of it.
There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
I love children, especially when they cry, for then someone takes them away.
Modesty and conscientiousness receive their reward only in novels. In life they are exploited and then shoved aside.
You can have anything in this world you want, if you want it badly enough and you're willing to pay the price.
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.
His modesty amounts to deformity.
All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation.
You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.
Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.
When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves.
The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.