A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
It is wonderful when you don't have the fear, and a lot of the time I don't ... I focus on what needs to be done instead.
I'm not afraid of dying I just don't want to be there when it happens.
When people talk of the freedom of writing, speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
Before I speak, I have something important to say.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
Talk low, talk slow and don't say too much.
Since it is difficult to join them together, it is safer to be feared than to be loved when one of the two must be lacking.
There is only one difference between a madman and me. The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
Even if you are divine, you don't disdain male consorts.
All is disgust when a man leaves his own nature and does what is unfit.
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
All honor's wounds are self-inflicted.
When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.
In ballet a complicated story is impossible to tell... we can't dance synonyms.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect-and I don't live to be-but before you start pointing fingers... make sure your hands are clean!
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
If the only prayer you said was thank you, that would be enough.