A photographer is like a cod, which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity.
We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.
A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
The thought of two thousand people crunching celery at the same time horrified me.
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.
When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty.
Criminals do not die by the hands of the law. They die by the hands of other men.
Power does not corrupt men; fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.
The most tragic thing in the world is a man of genius who is not a man of honor.
What you are to do without me I cannot imagine.
The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech.
Liquor is the chloroform which enables the poor man to endure the painful operation of living.
Without art, the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.
The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them.
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.
All great truths begin as blasphemies.
When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him he calls it ferocity.
You don't stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing.
Both optimists and pessimists contribute to society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute.
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated.
I'm an atheist and I thank God for it.
After all, the wrong road always leads somewhere.
The play was a great success, but audience was a dismal failure.
Dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal desire.
Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it.
You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul.
A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most.
Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
Never wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty and the pig likes it.
Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn't!
The liar's punishment is, not in the least that he is not believed, but that he cannot believe anyone else.
When two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part.
There is no love sincerer than the love of food.
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
Youth is wasted on the young.
Animals are my friend.. and I don't eat my friends.
If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you.