Four hoarse blasts of a ship's whistle still raise the hair on my neck and set my feet to tapping.
I want to top expectations. I want to blow you away.
I am not feeling any better because I cannot stay in bed, having constant cause for walking. They say I leave at night by the window of my tower, hanging from a red umbrella with which I set fire to the forest!
One bites into the brass mouthpiece of his wooden cudgel, and the other blows his cheeks out on a French horn. Do you call that Art?
History is a set of lies agreed upon.
I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.
HIV does not make people dangerous to know, so you can shake their hands and give them a hug: Heaven knows they need it.
I understand that if you set out to be a celebrity, then you asked for it, but all I wanted to be was an actor.
Pale death, with impartial step, knocks at the hut of the poor and the towers of kings.
Part of the issue of achievement is to be able to set realistic goals, but that's one of the hardest things to do because you don't always know exactly where you're going, and you shouldn't.
The roughest road often leads to the top.
Before I was humiliated I was like a stone that lies in deep mud, and he who is mighty came and in his compassion raised me up and exalted me very high and placed me on the top of the wall.
Analysis does not set out to make pathological reactions impossible, but to give the patient's ego freedom to decide one way or another.
I'm more comfortable with whatever's wrong with me than my father was whenever he felt he failed or didn't measure up to the standard he set.
My freckles are always there. I think the lighting blows it out. If we had to cover up the freckles, I'd be forever with a thick thing of makeup.
It is the function of art to renew our perception. What we are familiar with we cease to see. The writer shakes up the familiar scene, and, as if by magic, we see a new meaning in it.
Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.
Will it, and set to work briskly.
It is easier to rob by setting up a bank than by holding up a bank clerk.
A man's mind is wont to tell him more than seven watchmen sitting in a tower.
When you're on top and you lead the parade, everyone's there throwing lilies and lilac water on your head. But when those parades have gone by and there's a storm in your heart, there are very few people that are going to sit there and listen to you bemoan life.
I'd like to introduce someone who has just come into my life. I've admired him for 35 years. He's someone who represents integrity, honesty, art, and on top of that stuff I'm actually sleeping with him.
Give me a laundry-list and I'll set it to music.
I mean the word proof not in the sense of the lawyers, who set two half proofs equal to a whole one, but in the sense of a mathematician, where half proof = 0, and it is demanded for proof that every doubt becomes impossible.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.