1. 10

    That's what being eccentric means--being natural.

    4
  2. 9

    Children see things very well sometimes and idealists even better.

    5
  3. 8

    I look at you and I see the final triumph of stupidity in the world!

    17
  4. 7

    I happen to believe that most people - and this is where I differ from many of my contemporaries, or at least as they express themselves - I think that virtually every human being is dramatically interesting. Not only is he dramatically interesting, he is a creature of stature whoever he is.

    24
  5. 6

    This is one of the glories of man, the inventiveness of the human mind and the human spirit: whenever life doesn't seem to give an answer, we create one.

    32
  6. 5

    There may be women to emerge who will be able to formulate a new and possible concept that homosexual persecution and condemnation has at its roots not only social ignorance, but a philosophically active anti-feminist dogma.

    34
  7. 4

    I believe that one of the most sound ideas in dramatic writing is that in order to create the universal, you must pay very great attention to the specific. Universality, I think, emerges from truthful identity of what is.

    50
  8. 3

    The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely.

    71
  9. 2

    Though it be a thrilling and marvellous thing to be merely young and gifted in such times, it is doubly so - doubly dynamic - to be young, gifted and black.

    73
  10. 1

    A woman who is willing to be herself and pursue her own potential runs not so much the risk of loneliness, as the challenge of exposure to more interesting men - and people in general.

    89
  11. Last Update: 31 January 2023

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