"An art aims, above all, at producing something beautiful which affects not our feelings but the organ of pure contemplation, our imagination."
"If you're going to put yourself above everybody else, you might end up alone."
"I think a gentleman is someone who holds the comfort of other people above their own. The instinct to do that is inside every good man, I believe. The rules about opening doors and buying dinner and all of that other 'gentleman' stuff is a chess game, especially these days."
"As great scientists have said and as all children know, it is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception, and compassion, and hope."
"In the language of poetry, where every word is weighed, nothing is usual or normal. Not a single stone and not a single cloud above it. Not a single day and not a single night after it. And above all, not a single existence, not anyone's existence in this world."
"Whoever thinks that he alone has speech, or possesses speech or mind above others, when unfolded such men are seen to be empty."
"I would cap the amount of federal government can spend at 20 percent of the economy. Bring it back to 20 percent or lower. And say, we are not going to spend above that level. Democrats, they want to raise your taxes and spend more and more and turn us into an economy which is no longer driven by the private sector."
"Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished."
"I will say that I think Israel enjoys strong bipartisan support in the United States. It's really above and beyond American politics."
"It is our job above all in politics to tackle the big issues and to explain them, and have the honesty to say to people, 'There are no easy solutions here.'"