Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little. The artist never entirely knows, We guess. We may be wrong, but we take leap after leap in the dark.
Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow.
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence then success is sure.
You're confusing product with process. Most people, when they criticize, whether they like it or hate it, they're talking about product. That's not art, that's the result of art. Art, to whatever degree we can get a handle on (I'm not sure that we really can) is a process. It begins in the heart and the mind with the eyes and hands.
Be not so bigoted to any custom as to worship it at the expense of truth.
I am doomed to an eternity of compulsive work. No set goal achieved satisfies. Success only breeds a new goal. The golden apple devoured has seeds. It is endless.
On doing another talk show It would be like going back to a relationship. Ever do that You go out with a girl you used to date, she looks so damn good, and then at a certain point you say, Boy, now I remember. I know why I left
There's a very fine line between a groove and a rut a fine line between eccentrics and people who are just plain nuts.
Power intoxicates men. When a man is intoxicated by alcohol, he can recover, but when intoxicated by power, he seldom recovers.
Perfect valor is to behave, without witnesses, as one would act were all the world watching.
One very important ingredient of success is a good, wide-awake, persistent, tireless enemy.
Go after a man's weakness, and never, ever, threaten unless you're going to follow through, because if you don't, the next time you won't be taken seriously.
Think of yourself as an incandescent power, illuminated and perhaps forever talked to by God and his messengers.
He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
Friendship is one of the sweetest joys of life. Many might have failed beneath the bitterness of their trial had they not found a friend.
I look at my myself and see a stone, I look at my friends and see gold, But I look at you, and see a gem.
Four snakes gliding up and down a hollow for no purpose that I could see -- not to eat, not for love, but only gliding.
The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously.
There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.