I imagine hell like this: Italian punctuality, German humour and English wine.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
At my age, I'm often asked if I'm frightened of death and my reply is always, I can't remember being frightened of birth.
Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can't be done.
To be gentle, tolerant, wise and reasonable requires a goodly portion of toughness.
Terrorism is the war of the poor, and war is the terrorism of the rich.
Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth.
Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them.
In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from.
If you're going to be a prisoner of your own mind, the least you can do is make sure it's well furnished.
I hate being moved. I hate that man who came in. So self-righteous, so cruel. He made fun of me, that's why I cried. You never did that. You led me into temptation by your — politeness.
I'm convinced there's a small room in the attic of the Foreign Office where future diplomats are taught to stammer
Intelligent or not, we all make mistakes and perhaps the intelligent mistakes are the worst, because so much careful thought has gone into them.
Monica Seles: I'd hate to be next door to her on her wedding night.
Sex is a conversation carried out by other means. If you get on well out of bed, half the problems of bed are solved.
Flogging. The only solution to every problem. I warrant even the culprit himself doesn't know! It was just — his turn!
Did you know that the worldwide food shortage that threatens up to five hundred million children could be alleviated at the cost of only one day, only one day, of modern warfare.
Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.
People who reach the top of the tree are only those who haven't got the qualifications to detain them at the bottom
Critics search for ages for the wrong word, which, to give them credit, they eventually find.
Men think about women. Women think about what men think about them
American democracy is the inalienable right to sit on your front porch, in your pyjamas, drinking a can of beer and shouting out 'Where else is this possible?' Which doesn't seem to me to be freedom, really.
In my day, there were things that were done, and things that were not done, and there was even a way of doing things that were not done.
The social sciences were for all those who had not yet decided what to do with their lives, and for all those whose premature frustrations led them into the sterile alleys of confrontation.
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