It is a mistake to interpret too literally and sweepingly the poet’s admonition that things are not what they seem. Sometimes they are, and it is often essential to survival to know when they are and when they are not.
~ Dean Acheson
Discipline in war counts more than fury.
~ Niccolò Machiavelli
There are no facts, only interpretations.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was Dostoevsky and Dickens who taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who ever had been alive.
~ James Baldwin
It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them.
~ Man Ray