Each of us is responsible for everything and to every human being.
—Simone de Beauvoir (French Philosopher)
The poetic act consists of suddenly seeing that an idea splits up into a number of equal motifs and of grouping them; they rhyme.
—Stephane Mallarme (French Poet)
The word exaggeration does not exist in the vocabulary of love.
—Luciano De Crescenzo (Italian Film Actor, Director, Engineer)
Marriages are made in heaven and consummated on earth.
—John Lyly (English Dramatist, Author)
That food has always been, and will continue to be, the basis for one of our greater snobbism does not explain the fact that the attitude toward the food choice of others is becoming more and more heatedly exclusive until it may well turn into one of those forms of bigotry against which gallant little committees are constantly planning campaigns in the cause of justice and decency.
—Cornelia Otis Skinner (American Actress, Playwright)
I would rather have a million friends than a million dollars.
—Eddie Rickenbacker (American Aviator)
After a certain point money is meaningless. It’s the game that counts.
—Aristotle Onassis (Greek Shipping Magnate)
That’s the terrible thing: the more one works on a picture, the more impossible it becomes to finish it.
—Alberto Giacometti (Swiss Sculptor, Painter)
I don’t want to frighten you, but I would like to make you understand the import of what you think of attempting. You must not become a mere peddler of words. The thing to learn is to know what people are thinking about, not what they say.
—Sherwood Anderson (American Fiction Writer)
The foundation of lasting self-confidence and self-esteem is excellence, mastery of our work.
—Brian Tracy (American Author)
Those who are devoid of learning,
restraint, charity, knowledge, moral conduct,
virtue and righteousness are virtually animals
living in the human form and burdening the earth.
—Bhartrihari (Hindu Philosopher, Grammarian)
Stiff in opinion; always in the wrong.
—John Dryden (English Poet)
All lasting business is built on friendship.
—Alfred A. Montapert (American Engineer, Philosopher)
There should be one theatre where we might take our young daughters without tainting their fresh souls by images of wickedness, or worse, putting it in such pleasant and pathetic shape that they mistake it for virtue.
—Dinah Craik (English Novelist, Poet)
The tongue of experience utters the most truth.
Sugar is sweet at all times, even in the dark. So remains devotion for the devout, in times of comfort or discomfort, praises or insults, darkness or enlightenment.
—Pramukh Swami Maharaj (Hindu Religious Leader)