First, I tell them what I am going to tell them, then I tell them, then I tell them what I told them.
Money is only useful when you get rid of it. It is like the odd card in 'Old Maid'; the player who is finally left with it has lost
The Three in One, the One in Three? Not so! To my own Gods I go. It may be they shall give me greater ease than your cold Christ and tangled Trinities.
“Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the drug store, but that's just peanuts to space.”
A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return.
The greatest lie ever told about love is that it sets you free.
The price of being the best is having to be the best.
Most gentlemen don't like love, they just like to kick it around.
Why should I limit myself to only one woman when I can have as many women as I want?
No one knows when they are well off.
No leader sets out to become a leader. People set out to live their lives, expressing themselves fully. When that expression is of value, they become leaders. So the point is not to become a leader. The point is to become yourself, to use yourself completelyâ€”all your skills, gifts, and energiesâ€”in order to make your vision manifest. You must withhold nothing. You must, in sum, become the person you started out to be and enjoy the process of becoming.
The animals were happy as they had never conceived it possible to be. Every mouthful of food was an acute positive pleasure, now that it was truly their own food, produced by themselves and for themselves, not doled out to them by a grudging master.
Our aspirations are our possibilities.
Age steals away all things, even the mind.
Learning is ever young, even in old age.
The world is growing old;
Who would not be at rest and free
Where love is never cold?
Frederick Willaim Faber
Opinionated writing is always the most difficult... simply because it involves retaining in the cold morning-after crystal of the printed word the burning flow of molten feeling.
There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up, and the kind you make up.
It is easy to rule over the good.
Titus Maccius Plautus
You can become a winner only if you are willing to walk over the edge.
I don't want to be the oldest performer in captivity... I don't want to look like a little old man dancing out there.
I was always taught to respect my elders and I've now reached the age when I don't have anybody to respect.
There's so much good in the worst of us, and so many of the worst of us get the best of us, that the rest of us aren't even worth talking about.
Nice work if you can get it,
And you can get it if you try.
It is easy to forget that the most important aspect of comedy, after all, its great saving grace, is its ambiguity. You can simultaneously laugh at a situation, and take it seriously.
If you achieve success, you will get applause, and if you get applause, you will hear it. My advice to you concerning applause is this; enjoy it but never quite believe it.
In the course of an average lifetime anyone growing up in a house with such a clock will hear the tune over a million times.
Your English style will no doubt put all the other gentlemen to bed. I speak figuratively, of course.