They used to photograph Shirley Temple through gauze. They should photograph me through linoleum.
You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
I don’t mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is a language I don’t understand.
Never advise anyone to go to war or to marry.
Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways.
Samuel McChord Crothers
Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.
Freedom of the press is limited to those who own one.
Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology.
I despise the pleasure of pleasing people that I despise.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
Age is not a particularly interesting subject. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough.
I don’t know if God exists, but it would be better for His reputation if He didn’t.
Only solitary men know the full joys of frienship. Others have their family; but to a solitary and an exile, his friends are everything.
In films murders are always very clean. I show how difficult it is and what a messy thing it is to kill a man.
If I could drop dead right now, I’d be the happiest man alive.