No society can legitimately call itself civilized if a sick person is denied medical aid because of lack of means.
The NHS will last as long as there are folk left with faith to fight for it
It's best being a striker. If you miss five then score the winner, you're a hero. The goalkeeper can play a blinder, then let one in… and he's a villain.
How can wealth persuade poverty to use its political freedom to keep wealth in power? Here lies the whole art of Conservative politics in the twentieth century.
No amount of cajolery, and no attempts at ethical or social seduction, can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party. So far as I am concerned they are lower than vermin.
My philosophy is: It's none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am, and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.
My philosophy is: It's none of my business what people say of me and think of me. I am what I am and I do what I do. I expect nothing and accept everything. And it makes life so much easier.
Women will be no longer made the slaves of, or dependent upon men .
.. They will be equal in education, rights, privileges and personal liberty.
Eight hours daily labour is enough for any human being, and under proper arrangements sufficient to afford an ample supply of food, raiment and shelter, or the necessaries and comforts of life, and for the remainder of his time, every person is entitled to education, recreation and sleep.
The lowest stage of humanity is experienced when the individual must labour for a small pittance of wages from others.
Is it not the interest of the human race, that every one should be so taught and placed, that he would find his highest enjoyment to arise from the continued practice of doing all in his power to promote the well-being, and happiness, of every man, woman, and child, without regard to their class, sect, party, country or colour
To train and educate the rising generation will at all times be the first object of society, to which every other will be subordinate.
There is but one mode by which man can possess in perpetuity all the happiness which his nature is capable of enjoying, - that is by the union and co-operation of all for the benefit of each.
I think, that if I touched the earth, it would crumble; It is so sad and beautiful, so tremulously like a dream.
Do not go gently into that good night but rage, rage against the dying of the light.
I hold a beast, an angel and a madman within me.
When one burns one's bridges, what a very nice fire it makes.
Light breaks where no sun shines; Where no sea runs, the waters of the heart; Push in their tides.
Life always offers you a second chance. is called tomorrow.
A good poem is a contribution to reality.
The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape of the universe, helps to extend everyone's knowledge of himself and the world around him.
The purpose of getting power is to be able to give it away.
No expectations. Ask nothing, expect nothing and accept everything, and life is very well.
I love you more than anybody in the world.
.. I love you for millions and millions of things, clocks and vampires and dirty nails and squiggly paintings and lovely hair and being dizzy and falling dreams.
We could manage to survive without money changers and stockbrokers.
We should find it harder to do without miners, steel workers and those who cultivate the land.
A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice chianti.
You wouldn't think such a place as San Francisco could exist.
The wonderful sunlight there, the hills, the great bridges, the Pacific at your shoes. Beautiful Chinatown. Every race in the world. The sardine fleets sailing out. The little cable-cars whizzing down The City hills. And all the people are open and friendly.
The average person is gregarious; there is something in the spirit of the crowd that adds to the enjoyment of entertainment.
An alcoholic is someone you don't like who drinks as much as you do.
Damn it all you can't have the crown of thorns and the thirty pieces of silver.
Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men but from doing something worthwhile.
Once you accept the fact that there's nothing to fear, you drill into the primal oil well. I believe when we do things without fear, we can do anything. As long as you don't worry about the consequences.
In 1983 I'd had a number one. I'd sold 6 million copies of Total Eclipse Of The Heart all over the world.
After Zorro, people spoke Spanish to me for ages.
I'm Welsh but that movie instantly gave me a new ethnicity.
To preserve permanent good health, the state of mind must be taken into consideration.
Friendships that have stood the test of time and change are surely best.
The whole point of courage, to overcome your fear.
That's the interesting thing, when courage bleeds through the fear.
Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
You're not more than one generation from poor white trash, are you, Agent Starling?
It snowed last year too: I made a snowman and my brother knocked it down and I knocked my brother down and then we had tea.
The best craftsmanship always leaves holes and gaps.
.. so that something that is not in the poem can creep, crawl, flash or thunder in.
I went on all over the States, ranting poems to enthusiastic audiences that, the week before, had been equally enthusiastic about lectures on Railway Development or the Modern Turkish Essay.
I wish I was born in that era: dancing with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, going to work at the studio dressed in beautiful pants, head scarves, and sunglasses.
What is our task? To make Britain a fit country for heroes to live in.
If my revelation of having bipolar II has encouraged one person to seek help, then it is worth it. There is no need to suffer silently and there is no shame in seeking help.
My life was not useless; I gave important truths to the world, and it was only for want of understanding that they were disregarded. I have been ahead of my time.
If you're going to make rubbish, be the best rubbish in it.
I do condition my hair with honey and beer.
I smell like the bottom of a beer barrel for days afterwards, but it's very good for the hair.
Once upon a time I was falling in love, now I'm only falling apart.
Finding that no religion was based upon facts, but that all of them were in opposition to facts, and could not therefore be true, I began to reflect upon what must be the condition of mankind, trained from infancy to believe in these errors, and to make them the rule of their conduct.
I mean, first of all, let me say whichever superhero first came up with the idea of wearing a cape, he wasn't really onto anything good. The number of times I'm treading on that damn thing or I throw a punch and it ends up covering my whole head. It's really not practical.
You can't relate to a superhero, to a superman, but you can identify with a real man who in times of crisis draws forth some extraordinary quality from within himself and triumphs but only after a struggle.