Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
Parents are the bones on which children cut their teeth.
Sex is a conversation carried out by other means. If you get on well out of bed, half the problems of bed are solved.
I imagine hell like this: Italian punctuality, German humour and English wine.
If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can't be 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.
The only reason I made a commercial for American Express was to pay for my American Express bill.
I am an optimist, unrepentant and militant. After all, in order not to be a fool an optimist must know how sad a place the world can be. It is only the pessimist who finds this out anew every day.
To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal.
Playwrights are like men who have been dining for a month in an Indian restaurant. After eating curry night after night, they deny the existence of asparagus.
I'm convinced there's a small room in the attic of the Foreign Office where future diplomats are taught to stammer.
Pavarotti is not vain, but conscious of being unique.
I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me the most civilised music in the world.
In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from.
I have four children which is not bad considering I'm not a Catholic.
Courage is often lack of insight, whereas cowardice in many cases is based on good information.
Once we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our mind, our duty is to furnish it well.
People who reach the top of the tree are only those who haven't got the qualifications to detain them at the bottom.
A diplomat these days is nothing, but a head waiter who is allowed to sit down occasionally.