I cringe when critics say I'm a master of the popular novel. What's an unpopular novel?
But I'm blessed to work with great people. I collaborate with brilliant stylists both here and in Paris. I work with a great design team. I really allow everyone to bring their ideas. I almost rely on them to inspire me.
Most people when they come to you for advice, come to have their own opinions strengthened, not corrected.
Trust in yourself.
I have never known a person to live to be one hundred and be remarkable for anything else.
Always live within your income, even if you have to borrow money to do so.
Never run into debt, not if you can find anything else to run into.
I keep my own personality in a cupboard under the stairs at home so that no one else can see it or nick it.
When a man gets talking about himself, he seldom fails to be eloquent and often reaches the sublime.
Writing a teen character is something I wanted to try again for a long time!
Experience is a school where a man learns what a big fool he has been.
Experience increases our wisdom but doesn't reduce our follies.
Take all the fools out of this world and there wouldn't be any fun living in it, or profit.
A puppy plays with every pup he meets, but an old dog has few associates.
It's a great relationship when you can work with the person who you consider to be your soul mate.
The miser and the glutton are two facetious buzzards: one hides his store, and the other stores his hide.
A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help.
There's lots of people who spend so much time watching their health, they haven't got time to enjoy it.
The more humble a man is before God the more he will be exalted; the more humble he is before man, the more he will get rode roughshod.
Incredulity is the wisdom of the fool.
Marriage is like a formality for me.
I honestly believe it is better to know nothing than to know what ain't so.
The trouble with most folks ain't so much their ignorance as knowing so many things that ain't so.
Threescore years and ten is enough; if a man can't suffer all the misery he wants in that time, he must be numb.
Hope is like peace. It is not a gift from God. It is a gift only we can give one another.
Life is short, but it's long enough to ruin any man who wants to be ruined.
I showed that privacy was an implicit right in Jewish law, probably going back to the second or third century, when it was elaborated on in a legal way.
Love is said to be blind, but I know some fellows in love who can see twice as much in their sweethearts as I do.
If you met my dad, I think a lot of things would be put to rest. Because my pops is a pretty silly guy. But, Coldcut, they're based in the U.K. I'm a big fan of jazz music, so American music has had a big influence on what I listen to.
Be kind to your mother-in-law, but pay for her board at some good hotel.
In the late '70s, maybe just before I started, there was still an attitude that if you did film you didn't do TV and vice versa, but that's gone now.
Music hath the charm to soothe a savage beast, but I'd try a revolver first.
If a man should happen to reach perfection in this world, he would have to die immediately to enjoy himself.
Consider the postage stamp, my son. It secures success through its ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.
To enjoy a good reputation give publicly, and steal privately.
But, as environment minister, I am very interested in a thriving German automobile industry, because I can only pay for the rising costs of environmental protection at home and abroad if there are people in Germany with jobs and who pay taxes.
Pity cost nothing and ain't worth nothing.
A good place to visit, but a poor place to stay.
Hosting a TV show is a full-time job in which success is defined by it never ending.
The past, the present and the future are really one: they are today.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Don't mistake pleasure for happiness. They are a different breed of dogs.
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