"It is not my nature, when I see a people borne down by the weight of their shackles - the oppression of tyranny - to make their life more bitter by heaping upon them greater burdens; but rather would I do all in my power to raise the yoke than to add anything that would tend to crush them."
"Nature gave you your look and there's only a limited amount you can do about that, but what you wear is the skin you choose for yourself."
"It's not in the nature of stoic Cincinnatians to boast, which is fortunate, really, for they have meager pickings to boast about."
"Nature, not content with denying him the ability to think, has endowed him with the ability to write."
"I am grateful for - though I can't keep up with - the flood of articles, theses, and textbooks that mean to share insight concerning the nature of poetry."
"My professional and human obsession is the nature of language, and my best relationships are with other writers. In many ways, I know George Eliot better than I know my husband."
"I may be wrong, but the essential illustrative nature of most documentary photography, and the worship of the object per se, in our best nature photography, is not enough to satisfy the man of today, compounded as he is of Christ, Freud, and Marx."
"I worked with Ismail Merchant on 'The Mystic Masseur,' I did 'Sakina's Restaurant,' I've done plays, I've been on Broadway, I've done movies, I've done TV... but nothing has had the pop culture penetrative impact as 'The Daily Show' has. It's the nature of the beast."
"I film normal-life subjects in natural settings that some people would consider uncinematic. But what I want to show is nature itself, as the truth of life."