It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them.
All my life I've been harassed by questions: Why is something this way and not another? How do you account for that? This rage to understand, to fill in the blanks, only makes life more banal. If we could only find the courage to leave our destiny to chance, to accept the fundamental mystery of our lives, then we might be closer to the sort of happiness that comes with innocence.
If there were only one truth, you couldn't paint a hundred canvases on the same theme.
There is another world and it is in this one.
There is nothing with which it is so dangerous to take liberties as liberty itself.
Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes
How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?
Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
One and one is two; two and two is four; and "five will get you ten" if you work it right!
Never look at the trombones, it only encourages them.
Eating is not merely a material pleasure. Eating well gives a spectacular joy to life and contributes immensely to goodwill and happy companionship. It is of great importance to the morale.
Women are most fascinating between the ages of thirty-five and forty, after they have won a few races and know how to pace themselves. Since few women ever pass forty, maximum fascination can continue indefinitely.
Perhaps the world's second worst crime is boredom. The first is being a bore.
Sir Cecil Beaton
The exact sciences also start from the assumption that in the end it will always be possible to understand nature, even in every new field of experience, but that we may make no a priori assumptions about the meaning of the word understand.
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.
Sonny and Cher.
Give them pleasure--the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.
I only made $200 a week and I had to buy my own bullets.
All the adversity I've had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me... You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.