I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
They have formed their own 4-H club - the hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.
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.
Could be worse . . . I could be Sting.
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.
The mind is a superb instrument if used rightly. Used wrongly, however, it becomes very destructive. To put it more accurately... you usually don't use it at all. It uses you.
He who never made a mistake, never made a discovery.
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!
Comedy is acting out optimism.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
There's no such thing as perfect writing, just like there's no such thing as perfect despair.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
A friend doesn't go on a diet because you are fat.
Racism is a much more clandestine, much more hidden kind of phenomenon, but at the same time it's perhaps far more terrible than it's ever been.
The traditional ways were wrongly disowned by Christianity - in hindsight, medicine men were not demons but very important counsellors in the community.
If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
A lot of people don't realize that depression is an illness. I don't wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it.