I never desired to please the rabble. What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew was far removed from their understanding.
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
Madame, all stories, if continued far enough, end in death, and he is no true-story teller who would keep that from you.
Being a slave to the conditioned mind causes us to keep cycling through periods of pain and pleasure, joy and suffering, love and hate.
The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
Most of the people who will walk after me will be children, so make the beat keep time with short steps.
Take risks. Ask big questions. Don't be afraid to make mistakes; if you don't make mistakes, you're not reaching far enough.
I like today and perhaps a little future still, but the past is really something I'm not interested in. So, as far as I'm concerned, I like only the past of things and people I don't know. When I know, I don't care because I knew how it was.
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
I try to keep a low profile in general. Not with my art, but just as a person.
Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age.
Witticisms please as long as we keep them within boundaries, but pushed to excess they cause offense.
The time comes upon every public man when it is best for him to keep his lips closed.
The expression a woman wears on her face is far more important than the clothes she wears on her back.
As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best the people honor and praise. The next the people fear, and the next the people hate. When the best leader's work is done, the people say, 'we did it ourselves!
Delay and procrastination is hateful.
If you're older you want to tell stories about the pool of human life and living and to communicate, not only to your age group but to do an age group that can begin to understand, that has enough experience of life far beyond the taste of life.
I used to smoke two packs a day and I just hate being a nonsmoker... but I will never consider myself a nonsmoker because I always find smokers the most interesting people at the table.
I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything.
I hate last-minute shopping, it's always unsuccessful.
Tact consists in knowing how far to go too far.
Ambition leads me not only farther than any other man has been before me, but as far as I think it possible for man to go.
We were talking about the space between us all and the people who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion. Never glimpse the truth - then it's far too late when they pass away.
Drink moderately, for drunkeness neither keeps a secret, nor observes a promise.
Dressed in the lion's skin, the ass spread terror far and wide.