It's my rule never to lose my temper until it would be detrimental to keep it.
There is no doubt that the first requirement for a composer is to be dead.
Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.
There are three social classes in America: upper middle class, middle class, and lower middle class.
Martyrdom is the only way a person can become famous without ability.
Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast.
Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings.
It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office.
It is not a bad idea to get in the habit of writing down one's thoughts. It saves one having to bother anyone else with them.
Racism, pollution and the rest of it are themselves very close to extinction.