Punishment is not for revenge, but to lessen crime and reform the criminal.
When Jerry Lewis and I were big, we used to go to parties, and everybody thought I was big-headed and stuck up, and I wasn't. It was because I didn't know how to speak good English, so I used to keep my mouth shut.
People hate me because I am a multifaceted, talented, wealthy, internationally famous genius.
Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent.
Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
You've got to keep fighting; you've got to risk your life every six months to stay alive
It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.
t is bad enough that people are dying of AIDS, but no one should die of ignorance.
I'm notorious for giving a bad interview. I'm an actor and I can't help but feel I'm boring when I'm on as myself.
The reason kids like rock 'n roll is their parents don't.
A person who is keen to shake your hand usually has something up his sleeve.
Sir Alec Guiness
If, at first, you do succeed, try to hide your astonishment.
Los Angeles Times
The Little Prince
Antoine de Saint Exupéry
I'd like to be remembered as a guy who tried — tried to be part of his times, tried to help people communicate with one another, tried to find some decency in his own life, tried to extend himself as a human being. Someone who isn't complacent, who doesn't cop out.
I have learned more about love, selflessness and human understanding in this great adventure in the world of AIDS than I ever did in the cut-throat, competitive world in which I spent my life.
I tried to give up drugs by drinking.
"When I came to New York it was the first time I'd ever taken a plane, the first time I'd ever gotten a taxi-cab, the first time for everything. And I came here with 35 dollars in my pocket. It was the bravest thing I'd ever done."
Any sufficiently advanced bug is indistinguishable from a feature.
Leave the old and dying America and use your creative energies to help form a new America, which would be de-militarized, more humanistic, where the police are less hostile and closer to the community, where the wealthy are not given unleashed power for the exploitation of the people. And, mostly because it's now a matter of life and death, reassert an ecological balance with the environment, which means the people in the oil companies and the car companies and the space industry and all the other industries will have to be brought into account, so that there will be a new definition of government which has to be closer to the people and less close to special interests which are far more harmful than any revolutionaries.
I never know how much of what I say is true.
My life is very crazy and busy, but I love it that way.
Many things are possible. Few things are certain.
A book should serve as the ax to break the frozen sea within us