Car racing is purely American.
A cult is a religion with no political power.
At the outset, at least, all three groups had something else to recommend them, as well: They were headquartered 3,000 miles away from the East Side of Manhattan.
If a conservative is a liberal who's been mugged, a liberal is a conservative who's been arrested.
It is very comforting to believe that leaders who do terrible things are, in fact, mad. That way, all we have to do is make sure we don't put psychotics in high places and we've got the problem solved.
Love is the ultimate expression of the will to live.
On Wall Street he and a few others - how many? three hundred, four hundred, five hundred? had become precisely that... Masters of the Universe.
Radical Chic, after all, is only radical in Style; in its heart it is part of Society and its traditions.
The attitude is we live and let live. This is actually an amazing change in values in a rather short time and it's an example of freedom from religion.
The notion that the public accepts or rejects anything in modern art is merely romantic fiction. The game is completed and the trophies distributed long before the public knows what has happened.
The surest cure for vanity is loneliness.
The whole conviction of my life now rests upon the belief that loneliness, far from being a rare and curious phenomenon, peculiar to myself and to a few other solitary men, is the central and inevitable fact of human existence.
There are some people who have the quality of richness and joy in them and they communicate it to everything they touch. It is first of all a physical quality; then it is a quality of the spirit.
There has been a time on earth when poets had been young and dead and famous - and were men. But now the poet as the tragic child of grandeur and destiny had changed. The child of genius was a woman, now, and the man was gone.
There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves.
This is the artist, then, life's hungry man, the glutton of eternity, beauty's miser, glory's slave.