Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands
I can see in your eyes, I can see in your faces, I can see you cry. But what I want to say, there's no reason to cry. Do not, in the name of peace, go in the streets and riot.
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
I don't try to imagine a personal god; it suffices to stand in awe at the structure of the world, insofar as it allows our inadequate senses to appreciate it.
There is an eloquence in true enthusiasm.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
Experience without theory is blind, but theory without experience is mere intellectual play.
Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise.
Memory... is an internal rumour.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
I got rabies shots for biting the head off a bat but that`s OK - the bat had to get Ozzy shots.
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
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.
I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches.
Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
He who surpasses or subdues mankind must look down on the hate of those below.
There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts.