I am often on guard over the Russians. In the darkness one sees their forms move like stick storks, like great birds. They come close up to the wire fence and lean their faces against it. Their fingers hook round the mesh.
If you go into a bar in most places in America and even say the word poetry, you'll probably get beaten up. But poetry is a really strong, beautiful form to me, and a lot of innovation in language comes from poetry.
Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.
It has always been my private conviction that any man who puts his intelligence up against a fish and loses had it coming.
Success in its highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which come only to the man who has found the work that he likes best.
The changes in our life must come from the impossibility to live otherwise than according to the demands of our conscience not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life.
People come to music to seek oblivion: is that not also a form of deception?
For unflagging interest and enjoyment, a household of children, if things go reasonably well, certainly all other forms of success and achievement lose their importance by comparison.
We usually lose today, because there has been a yesterday, and tomorrow is coming.
The dragon is the paradigmatic figure of the marine monster, of the primordial snake, symbol of the cosmic waters, of darkness, night, and death - in short, of the amorphous and virtual, of everything that has not yet aquired a "form". The dragon must be conquered and cut to pieces by the gods so that the cosmos my come to birth.
If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don't accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend.
I think it comes from really liking literary forms. Poetry is very beautiful, but the space on the page can be as affecting as where the text is. Like when Miles Davis doesn't play, it has a poignancy to it.
Taking my clothes off for a film doesn't come naturally to me, but once I had agreed to accept the role I knew I must go through with it.
There's something about an American soldier you can't explain. They're so grateful for anything, even a film actress coming to see them.
One should always look to the end of everything, how it will finally come out. For the god has shown blessedness to many only to overturn them utterly in the end.
They're not put on earth to be martyrs; they have to want to come out. It depends on your culture, where you work, where you live. Each person's circumstances are unique.
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.
Greater than the tread of mighty armies is an idea whose time has come.
Animal totems, like the tiger, come from the Other Side to protect us while we are away from Home.
If I lose even half a pound, I have two holes here in the face. I think for my bones and my size, I better stay with my 60 kilo.
Well, all these stars have their houses swept quite regularly by people who work in the surveillance security business. They come in and they look for bugs and things.
I determined never to stop until I had come to the end and achieved my purpose.
Madam, I have come from a country where people are hanged if they talk.
She discovered with great delight that one does not love one's children just because they are one's children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.
In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.