So, we have choice, and sometimes it seems very hard, but the best way to heal physically or emotionally is to keep positive.
Hate traps us by binding us too tightly to our adversary.
Beauty, unlike the rest of the gifts handed out at birth, does not require dedication, patience and hard work to pay off. But it's also the only gift that does not keep on giving.
Sometimes I wonder if suicides aren't in fact sad guardians of the meaning of life.
Drama assumes an order. If only so that it might have -- by disrupting that order -- a way of surprising.
The salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart, in the human power to reflect, in human meekness and human responsibility.
The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.
There's always something suspect about an intellectual on the winning side.
I think, therefore I am is the statement of an intellectual who underrates toothaches.
Anyone who takes himself too seriously always runs the risk of looking ridiculous; anyone who can consistently laugh at himself does not.
Happiness is the longing for repetition.
The deeper the experience of an absence of meaning -- in other words, of absurdity --the more energetically meaning is sought.
Since we humans have the better brain, isn't it our responsibility to protect our fellow creatures from, oddly enough, ourselves?
We can choose to be grateful no matter what.
Eroticism is like a dance: one always leads the other.
True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power.
Let us consider the critic, therefore, as a discoverer of discoveries.
In the U.S., you have so many rules, everything's regulated and structured. When you make a mistake, you pay for it -a lot.
If I don't practice the way I should, then I won't play the way that I know I can.
True enough, the country is calm. Calm as a morgue or a grave, would you not say?
The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting.
The reign of imagagology begins where history ends.
I really do inhabit a system in which words are capable of shaking the entire structure of government, where words can prove mightier than ten military divisions.
The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less and less about the meaning of his own life but that it bothers him less and less.
None of us is quite as Christlike as we know we should be.
Learn to see yourself as Heavenly Father sees you - as His precious daughter or son with divine potential.
History is the key to everything: politics, religion, even fashion.
We can never know what to want, because, living only one life, we can neither compare it with our previous lives nor perfect it in our lives to come.
I love photo sessions. I'm alone, I'm the queen, everyone's taking care of me.
Lying can never save us from another lie.
The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less and less about the meaning of his own life, but that it bothers him less and less.
If an ordinary person is silent, it may be a tactical maneuver. If a writer is silent, he is lying.
If we focus on the minuses, we go down the spiral.
But if we are able to focus on the pluses, we can become stronger and put more meaning into our life.
I have worked every day since the age of fifteen, supporting not only myself, but also helping a sizable family when needed.
You appreciate things after you lose them.
I think theatre should always be somewhat suspect.
Even a purely moral act that has no hope of any immediate and visible political effect can gradually and indirectly, over time, gain in political significance.
If you want to see your plays performed the way you wrote them, become President.
Optimism is the opium of the people.
Listening to a news broadcast is like smoking a cigarette and crushing the butt in the ashtray.
Nothing is more repugnant to me than brotherly feelings grounded in the common baseness people see in one another.
The attempt to devote oneself to literature alone is a most deceptive thing, and often, paradoxically, it is literature that suffers for it.
All great novels, all true novels, are bisexual.
A novel that does not uncover a hitherto unknown segment of existence is immoral. Knowledge is the novel's only morality.
Just as the constant increase of entropy is the basic law of the universe, so it is the basic law of life to be ever more highly structured and to struggle against entropy.
The money in the schools overpowers the principles of the purpose.
So the whole basis for jazz music is based on the fact that the bass player could not play his instrument.
Miles Davis had me play and he hired me the following week and after that, everything broke wide open.
I took it very seriously and got very far with it. I was pretty much on a high level when I arrived.
I am more of a solo bass player and he needed somebody who would keep the role.
I am a Slavic musician and it is deeply inside of me.
I actually met Chick Corea in New York, where I was staying with a bass player friend.