Society is like the air; necessary to breathe, but insufficient to live on.
Quote by George Santayana
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Music is essentially useless, as life is but both have an ideal extension which lends utility to its conditions.
An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.
Nothing is really so poor and melancholy as art that is interested in itself and not in its subject.
Progress, far from consisting in change, depends on retentiveness. Thse who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.
I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts in human heads.
Intolerance itself is a form of egoism, and to condemn egoism intolerantly is to share it.
Happiness is the only sanction of life where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.
My parents came from a poor background and worked their way up because of education. They saw it as a way to succeed. So they cared about me getting straight A grades when I was growing up.
Picasso is a character that has pursued me for a long time and I always rejected. He deserves a lot of respect because I am from Malaga, and I was born four blocks from where he was born.
No phenomenon can be isolated, but has repercussions through every aspect of our lives. We are learning that we are a fundamental part of nature's ecosystems.
I know I had no hand in making this war, and I know I will make more sacrifices today than any of you to secure peace.
I can deal with people who watch me on stage but I am not good in communicating with people any other way than through my work.
Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.
People might not think that, but the Republicans have all of the cards. And this is the time to get rid of Obamacare. This is the time to make the great deal.
The stoical scheme of supplying our wants by lopping off our desires, is like cutting off our feet when we want shoes.
Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.
We hold our heads high, despite the price we have paid, because freedom is priceless.