Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.
- Sergei Rachmaninov
Speak not harshly to anyone. Those thus addressed will retort. Painful, indeed, is vindictive speech. Blows in exchange may bruise you.
The secret to modeling is not being perfect. What one needs is a face that people can identify in a second. You have to be given what’s needed by nature, and what’s needed is to bring something new.
- Karl Lagerfeld
Patriot: the person who can holler the loudest without knowing what he is hollering about.
- Mark Twain
To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
- Mahatma Gandhi
Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.
- Ernest Hemingway
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
- T. S. Eliot
The worst fate of a poet is to be admired without being understood.
- Jean Cocteau
Whether we like it or not, the one justification for the existence of all religions is death, they need death as much as we need bread to eat.
- José Saramago
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