The last resort of kings, the cannonball. The last resort of the people, the paving stone.
Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.
I wish to say what I think and feel today, with the proviso that tomorrow perhaps I shall contradict it all.
Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change.
I'm glad I haven't lived in vain.
The comic is the perception of the opposite; humor is the feeling of it.
Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.
By imposing too great a responsibility, or rather, all responsibility, on yourself, you crush yourself.
Every time I go to a movie, it's magic, no matter what the movie's about.
My hope is that we continue to nurture the places that we love, but that we also look outside our immediate worlds.
You don't think people would go on about my looks if I was No. 500 in the world instead of No.12, do you? Anyway, as I keep telling everyone, you can't blame me for looking like this on purpose.
The die is cast.
A created thing is never invented and it is never true: it is always and ever itself.
Facts which at first seem improbable will, even on scant explanation, drop the cloak which has hidden them and stand forth in naked and simple beauty.
I haven't done a marathon for a long time. So we'll see. I will need good luck.
Much speech is one thing, well-timed speech is another.
Silence is better than unmeaning words.
The quickest way to end a war is to lose it.
The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.
What we observe as material bodies and forces are nothing but shapes and variations in the structure of space.
Soap and education are not as sudden as a massacre, but they are more deadly in the long run.
I'm very proud of my gold pocket watch. My grandfather, on his deathbed, sold me this watch.
We are all sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life.
It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind; it is only by defying it that the brave escape.
As far as modern writing is concerned, it is rarely rewarding to translate it, although it might be easy. Translation is very much like copying paintings.