I don't have a lot of respect for talent. Talent is genetic. It's what you do with it that counts.
The time spent in trying to impress others could be spent in doing the things by which others would be impressed.
A person who is keen to shake your hand usually has something up his sleeve.
Sir Alec Guiness
Love may not make the world go round, but I must admit that it makes the ride worthwhile.
From '86 until the summer of last year, wherever I went, people would say, You would have made a great James Bond! Weren't you going to be James Bond? You should have been, you could have been, you may have been. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. It was like unfinished business in my life. I couldn't say no to it this time around.
The social kiss is an exchange of insincerity between two combatants on the field of social advancement. It places hygiene before affection and condescension before all else.
London Sunday Correspondent
A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return.
What is passion? It is surely the becoming of a person. Are we not, for most of our lives, marking time? Most of our being is at rest, unlived. In passion, the body and the spirit seek expression outside of self. Passion is all that is other from self. Sex is only interesting when it releases passion. The more extreme and the more expressed that passion is, the more unbearable does life seem without it. It reminds us that if passion dies or is denied, we are partly dead and that soon, come what may, we will be wholly so.