I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
I can bear any pain as long as it has meaning.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good thing for the first time.
Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.
I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is White Fang. It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another.
Our greatest foes - and whom we must chiefly combat - are within.
Keep things at arm's length... If you let anything come too near you want to hold on to it. And there is nothing a man can hold on to.
The cloud is free only to go with the wind. The rain is free only in falling.
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.
In the increasingly convincing darkness the words become palpable, like a fruit that is too beautiful to eat.
At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman.
Common looking people are the best in the world: that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
The right of a nation to kill a tyrant in case of necessity can no more be doubted than to hang a robber, or kill a flea.
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.
The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.
You cant have a plan for your day, til you have a plan for your life.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
In the rush for justice it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear.
The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
Let us try to teach generosity and altruism, because we are born selfish.