When things get really bad, just raise your glass and stamp your feet and do a little jig. That’s about all you can do.
To what is good I open the doors of my being, and jealously shut them against what is bad. Such is the force of this beautiful and wilful conviction, it carries itself in the face of all opposition. I am never discouraged by absence of good. I never can be argued into hopelessness.
There was nothing on earth so good that it had not something nasty about its first origin.[На земле нет ничего хорошего, что в своём первоисточнике не имело бы гадости.]
It’s possible for me to make a bad movie out of a good script, but I can’t make a good movie from a bad script.
I enjoy the bad things that are said about me. It enhances sales and makes me feel evil. I don’t like to feel good ’cause I am good. But evil? Yes. It gives me another dimension.[book]