I want to put a ding in the universe.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Who the hell wants fourteen pairs of shoes when they go on holiday? I haven't had fourteen pairs in my life.
A jug fills drop by drop.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
Give up trying to make me give up
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
Many have had their greatness made for them by their enemies.
Sometimes glass glitters more than diamonds because it has more to prove.
After all, science is essentially international, and it is only through lack of the historical sense that national qualities have been attributed to it.
External nature is only internal nature writ large.
Our greatest foes - and whom we must chiefly combat - are within.
I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
Everything beautiful has a mark of eternity.
I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.
When the dog looks at you, the dog is not thinking what kind of a person you are. The dog is not judging you.
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.