If a man has talent and cannot use it, he has failed. If he has a talent and uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he has a talent and learns somehow to use the whole of it, he has gloriously succeeded and has a satisfaction and a triumph few men ever know.
If a man has talent and can't use it, he's failed. If he uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he uses the whole of it, he has succeeded, and won a satisfaction and triumph few men ever know.
Perhaps this is our strange and haunting paradox here in America that we are fixed and certain only when we are in movement.
All things on earth point home in old October; sailors to sea, travellers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken.
Culture is the arts elevated to a set of beliefs.
You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.
We are always acting on what has just finished happening. It happened at least 1/30th of a second ago. We think we're in the present, but we aren't. The present we know is only a movie of the past.
America - It is a fabulous country, the only fabulous country; it is the only place where miracles not only happen, but where they happen all the time
One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years
The notion that the public accepts or rejects anything in modern art is merely romantic fiction. The game is completed and the trophies distributed long before the public knows what has happened.
The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence
If a conservative is a liberal who's been mugged, a liberal is a conservative who's been arrested
The attitude is we live and let live. This is actually an amazing change in values in a rather short time and it's an example of freedom from religion.
Loneliness is and always has been the central and inevitable experience of every man.
Love is the ultimate expression of the will to live.