What's right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity - intellect and resources - to do some thing about them.
Small natures require despotism to exercise their sinews, as great souls thirst for equality to give play to their heart.
When you sing and people want that you sing, then you can hope to be great.
Senorita was fun to sing, but I don't really have a favorite. When you write a bunch of songs, they're like your babies. You don't pick favorites.
Why do two colors, put one next to the other, sing? Can one really explain this? no. Just as one can never learn how to paint.
Poetry should be great and unobtrusive, a thing which enters into one's soul, and does not startle it or amaze it with itself, but with its subject.
Who can map out the various forces at play in one soul? Man is a great depth, O Lord. The hairs of his head are easier by far to count than his feeling, the movements of his heart.
There may be a great fire in our soul, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.
The great mass of humanity should never learn to read or write.
Well, I certainly was exposed to and learned to appreciate the work of great directors early on. As a kid, my mother used to take me to see really interesting arty films in Los Angeles.
Great souls suffer in silence.
The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.
I like putting money back into what made my life, and tennis has been great to me.
Everybody knows that the great reversed triangle of land, with its base in the north and its apex in the south, which is called India, embraces fourteen hundred thousand square miles, upon which is spread unequally a population of one hundred and eighty millions of souls.
Fiction writing is great. You can make up almost anything.
I started taking singing classes just two years ago. It was great. I never knew I could sing but I kind of found my voice.
I know these jokes aren't great, ladies and gentlemen, see this is the problem you run into when you're between impeachments.
Great grief does not of itself put an end to itself.
There are a few directors that I really loved who made like five, six great movies, but are still shooting and they're not good anymore and I'm sad.
An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick, unless soul clap its hands and sing, and louder sing for every tatter in its mortal dress.
Modern poets talk against business, poor things, but all of us write for money. Beginners are subjected to trial by market.
Writing is the geometry of the soul.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.
You say that you are my judge; I do not know if you are; but take good heed not to judge me ill, because you would put yourself in great peril.
Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all.