Why should poetry have to make sense?
Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.
Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
I am at peace with God. My conflict is with Man.
I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator, then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose.
I had no idea of the character. But the moment I was dressed, the clothes and the make-up made me feel the person he was. I began to know him, and by the time I walked onto the stage he was fully born.
I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can’t help it. It’s the truth.
Life could be wonderful if people would leave you alone.
Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the headless monster, a great, brutish idiot that goes where prodded.
The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.
The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
To help a friend in need is easy, but to give him your time is not always opportune.
We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness, not by each other’s misery.