The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven.
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Truth never comes into the world but like a bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her birth.
Thou canst not touch the freedom of my mind.
He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires and fears is more than a King.
Who overcomes by force hath overcome but half his foe.
Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions for opinions in good men is but knowledge in the making.
Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth Unseen, both when we wake and when we sleep.
Accuse not nature, she hath done her part Do thou but thine, and be not diffident Of wisdom, she deserts thee not, if thou Dismiss not her, when most thou needest her nigh, By attributing overmuch to thingsLess excellent, as thou thyself perceivest.
A good book is the precious life-blood of the master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose for a life beyond.
They also serve who only stand and wait.
Where there is much desire to learn, there of necessity will be much arguing, much writing, many opinions; for opinions in good men is but knowledge in the making.
The solving of almost every crime mystery depends on something which seems, at the first glance, to bear no relation whatever to the original crime.
I think what made it difficult for people to get, and still makes it difficult for people to get, is the theatrical nature of the work and the fact that, my music doesn't exist without the performance-art element.
There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.
Generally speaking, if a human being never shows anger, then I think something's wrong. He's not right in the brain.
Dreams come to us all, only rare make them true.
The secret of happiness is something to do.
Too many younger artists, critics, and curators are fetishizing the sixties, transforming the period into a deformed cult, a fantasy religion, a hip brand, and a crippling disease.
I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
The more the history of the World War and what led up to it is studied, the more clearly those tragic years become revealed as a vast collapse of civilization.
I was very much into buying contemporary art, but I've just decided I want to get rid of it all. Not that it's not great art, but all of a sudden my mood has changed, and I want to go back to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century masters.