The roots of my fashion are very classic. People judge me avant-garde, people judge me rock and roll, and I am smiling. I am the most classically influenced of the Italian designers.
I just read this great science fiction story. It’s about how machines take control of humans and turn them into zombie slaves!… Hey! What time is it? My TV show is on! (“Calvin and Hobbes”)
The nose of a mob is its imagination. By this, at any time, it can be quietly led.
Revelation, indeed, as such had no influence on my mind.
I’ve learned that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.
Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and wherever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light and a power.
I shall never have any real influence, because I have never killed anybody and don’t want to.
The influences that have lifted the race to a higher moral level are education, freedom, leisure, the humanizing tendency of a better-supplied and more interesting life. In a word, science and liberalism- the two forces, fundamentally skeptical, that we have seen continuously at work in human progress- have accomplished the very things for which religion […]
I am a part of all that I have met; Yet all experience is an arch wherethro’ Gleams that untravell’d world whose margin fades Forever and forever when I move. How dull it is to pause, to make an end.
It is not merely that Greece has a claim upon our attention because we are by our spiritual and mental inheritance partly Greek and cannot escape if we would that deep influence which worked with power through the centuries, teaching with light of reason and grace of beauty the wild Northern savages.