Dying is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down.
Well it, nothing is done easily, you first have the thing, then the thing has a success, then all sorts of difficulties arise through the success.
I mean, I can get things done if I need to, but I can really be completely irresponsible and procrastinate until the very, very, very bitter end. In fact, sometimes I work better under pressure.
People always tell me, 'Don't work so much', but I can't help it. I feel like all the things I've done are important to get to this adult stage and now I'm getting all these adult offers, so it's working.
Is it not rather what we expect in men, that they should have numerous strands of experience lying side by side and never compare them with each other?
Great things are not done by impulse, but a series of small things brought together.
It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.
True happiness comes from the joy of deeds well done, the zest of creating things new.
I've done nudity in lots of things before. It's something that's never particularly bothered me.
Few cross the river of time and are able to reach non-being. Most of them run up and down only on this side of the river. But those who when they know the law follow the path of the law, they shall reach the other shore and go beyond the realm of death.
Things have dropped from me. I have outlived certain desires; I have lost friends, some by death... others through sheer inability to cross the street.
A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side.
I want to be able to look back and say, 'I've done everything I can, and I was successful.' I don't want to look back and say I should have done this or that. I'd like to change things for the younger generation of swimmers coming along.
These seem to me so ambiguous, so vague, so easily misunderstood in comparison to genuine music, which fills the soul with a thousand things better than words.
There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?
People do see me as sweet and innocent. Not to say that I am not those things. But I have other sides to me.
Well, there's a remedy for all things but death, which will be sure to lay us flat one time or other.
Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.
If you believe in what you are doing, then let nothing hold you up in your work. Much of the best work of the world has been done against seeming impossibilities. The thing is to get the work done.
If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.
The secret of getting things done is to act!
The sad thing about any business I suppose, but in mine you see it particularly, is that you're always asked to do what you've already done.
You're always in a different headspace when you make each record, so hopefully they're all different. You just pick up things that you wish you hadn't done on the first one.
Things done well and with a care, exempt themselves from fear.
People ask me this, but I've never sought to be on an A-list. I've done my own thing and my own thing has thankfully now brought me an audience.