Those who are seen dancing are thought insane by those who cannot hear the music. It’s just a matter of finding a way to hear the music.
When it comes to the commissioner, I find it sometimes better to ask forgiveness rather than permission.
We all possess the raw material required to commit horrible acts. We just need the right or wrong combination of events to make the raw material combustible.[to Sara]
You know the difference between capitalism and socialism? In capitalism, man exploits man. In socialism, it’s the other way around.
The Jesse Pomeroys and Japheth Durys of this world will take their secrets to the grave. But there will be others, I have no doubt. And from them, we might one day learn what compels a man to do evil.
Sometimes society looks upon people as crazy. It may only mean that they are alienated from their own true natures.
Restlessness, above all. Your mind is never still. You wait at a street corner in case she happens to pass by. You attend a party that you’d otherwise dread in hopes she’s been invited. And you try to bring every conversation back to love.[Laszlo Kreizler: What does it feel like when you’re in the first throes?]