What is history but a fable agreed upon?
Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.
Science is built up of facts, as a house is with stones. But a collection of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.
We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them.
When good Americans die they go to Paris.
Some people would like me to be round again.
Everything in the world may be endured except continual prosperity.
Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.
Love deeply, love without jealousy, love blissfully and help each other to be more meditative.
I'm still the same person, thinking the same way, so it's possible I will invent something.
I did my work slowly, drop by drop. I tore it out of me by pieces.
Pointless... like giving caviar to an elephant.
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.
One should always be in love. That is the reason one should never marry.
Boredom is the legitimate kingdom of the philanthropic.
The barriers are not erected which can say to aspiring talents and industry, "Thus far and no farther."
You may be always victorious if you will never enter into any contest where the issue does not wholly depend upon yourself.
The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
If you wish to know the mind of a man, listen to his words.
Fathers should be neither seen nor heard. That is the only proper basis for family life.
At sea a fellow comes out. Salt water is like wine, in that respect.
It is only by drawing often, drawing everything, drawing incessantly, that one fine day you discover to your surprise that you have rendered something in its true character.
I think the situation in Toronto is such that there are funding organizations which make it easy for a film to raise more money than it needs and very often that works against a film.
To be immortal is commonplace; except for man, all creatures are immortal, for they are ignorant of death; what is divine, terrible, incomprehensible, is to know that one is immortal.
The superior man acquaints himself with many sayings of antiquity and many deeds of the past, in order to strengthen his character thereby.