It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
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 do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them.
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
Prayer does not change God, but it changes him who prays.
Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor.
They have formed their own 4-H club - the hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
So many women just don't know how great they really are. They come to us all vogue outside and vague on the inside.
Domination delegates the physical violence on which it rests to the dominated.
Gold and silver from the dead turn often into lead.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
A myth is an image in terms of which we try to make sense of the world.
An intellectual is a man who doesn't know how to park a bike.
Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
The more intense the nature of a man, the more readily will he find meditation, and the more successfully will he practice it.
Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.
The poor are prevented from thinking by the discipline of others, the rich by their own.
There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.
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.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.