Ordinarily pleasure and pain are regarded as different from sensations.
Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.
No man can be brave who thinks pain the greatest evil; nor temperate, who considers pleasure the highest good.
Whoever cultivates the golden mean avoids both the poverty of a hovel and the envy of a palace.
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
I mean I can do it when I'm very relaxed, and with good friends, then I think I can be amusing.
I never learned anything at all in school and didn't read a book for pleasure until I was 19 years old.
Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home!
The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.
To introduce something altogether new would mean to begin all over, to become ignorant again, and to run the old, old risk of failing to learn.
Woe to the makers of literal translations, who by rendering every word weaken the meaning! It is indeed by so doing that we can say the letter kills and the spirit gives life.
A simple enough pleasure, surely, to have breakfast alone with one's husband, but how seldom married people in the midst of life achieve it.
Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.
When I talk about having good hearing, I don't mean just listening, but listening to yourself. When I talk about good eyesight, I don't mean just looking, but looking at yourself.
I prefer ordinary girls - you know, college students, waitresses, that sort of thing. Most of the girls I go out with are just good friends. Just because I go out to the cinema with a girl, it doesn't mean we are dating.
Before I do a play I say that I hope it's going to be for as short a time as possible but, once you do it, it is a paradoxical pleasure. One evening out of two there are five minutes of a miracle and for those five minutes you want to do it again and again. It's like a drug.
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.
This soul, or life within us, by no means agrees with the life outside us. If one has the courage to ask her what she thinks, she is always saying the very opposite to what other people say.
No. I mean those people really did something for designers I don't think department stores can, could or should do still today. Today the world is different so you have to make it differently. There's TV. There's a lot of things.
Alas, I am dying beyond my means.
When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
The bourgeois prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to the deathly inner consuming fire.
Color possesses me. I don't have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: Color and I are one. I am a painter.
I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.