To set up as a standard of public morality a notion which can neither be defined nor conceived is to open the door to every kind of tyranny.
No politician can sit on a hot issue if you make it hot enough.
Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.
A self-respecting nation is ready for anything, including war, except for a renunciation of its option to make war.
First of all, I choose the great roles, and if none of these come, I choose the mediocre ones, and if they don’t come, I choose the ones that pay the rent.
Most works of art, like most wines, ought to be consumed in the district of their fabrication.
Philosophers are adults who persist in asking childish questions.
The first people totalitarians destroy or silence are men of ideas and free minds.
The Capone gang was actually a public utility; it supplied what the people wanted and demanded.
Every perfect life is a parable invented by God.