Obsession is an attractive thing. People who are really, really interested and good at one thing and smart are attractive, if they're men.
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
The mind that finds its way to wild places is the poet's; but the mind that never finds its way back is the lunatic's.
I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility on the west coast.
There's nothing in the world so demoralizing as money.
An idea is salvation by imagination
I apologize for lying to you. I promise I won't deceive you except in matters of this sort.
All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.
All satire is blind to the forces liberated by decay. Which is why total decay has absorbed the forces of satire.
Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
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.
Sunlight is painting.
I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.
Those who hammer their guns into plows, will plow for those who do not.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Maybe, just once, someone will call me 'Sir' without adding, 'You're making a scene.'
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.
Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.