An artist is always alone - if he is an artist. No, what the artist needs is loneliness.
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Develop an interest in life as you see it the people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.
Los Angeles gives one the feeling of the future more strongly than any city I know of. A bad future, too, like something out of Fritz Lang's feeble imagination.
In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest.
Music is a beautiful opiate, if you don't take it too seriously.
Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.
Sin, guilt, neurosis they are one and the same, the fruit of the tree of knowledge.
The worst sin that can be committed against the artist is to take him at his word, to see in his work a fulfillment instead of an horizon.
The Teutons have been singing the swan song ever since they entered the ranks of history. They have always confounded truth with death.
If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having.
Instead of asking 'How much damage will the work in question bring about?' why not ask 'How much good? How much joy?'
Hope is a very unruly emotion.
The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people.
Men should not try to overstrain their goodness more than any other faculty.
Over the years the political establishment has frowned if a mainstream politician mentions marriage.
Every beautiful eye has a hidden cry.
Obama has seen to the passage of the most radical legislation in recent American history and so-called 'progressives' should be thanking him for it - even as many of the rest of us rear in horror from its implications.
Miracles, in the sense of phenomena we cannot explain, surround us on every hand: life itself is the miracle of miracles.
It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible.
I spent three days a week for 10 years educating myself in the public library, and it's better than college. People should educate themselves - you can get a complete education for no money. At the end of 10 years, I had read every book in the library and I'd written a thousand stories.
My goal is to get everybody in America to do their family tree.