Self-esteem comes from being able to define the world in your own terms and refusing to abide by the judgments of others.
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.
Your personal nature seeks its paradise.
Nothing is black or white.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
Give them pleasure. The same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
I don't do drugs, I am drugs
I've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Any non-commissioned officer is more of an enemy to a recruit, any schoolmaster to a pupil, then they are if they were free.
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.
Charity ... is the opium of the privileged.
We are all now connected by the Internet, like neurons in a giant brain.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
God creates, I do not create. I assemble and I steal everywhere to do it - from what I see, from what the dancers can do, from what others do.
It's better to be unhappy alone than unhappy with someone.