There are two good things in life freedom of thought and freedom of action
The value of art is not beauty, but right action
Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.
Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.
American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers
In Hollywood, the women are all peaches. It makes one long for an apple occasionally.
The great American novel has not only already been written, it has already been rejected.
Beauty is something wonderful and strange that the artist fashions out of the chaos of the world in the torment of his soul
Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all.
Beauty is a bit of a bore.
My own belief is that there is hardly anyone whose sexual life, if it were broadcast, would not fill the world at large with surprise and horror.
If you don't change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever. Is that good news?
When I read a book I seem to read it with my eyes only, but now and then I come across a passage, perhaps only a phrase, which has a meaning for me, and it becomes part of me.