Vaslav Nijinsky quotes

  • I do not like eating meat because I have seen lambs and pigs killed. I saw and felt their pain. They felt the approaching death. I could not bear it. I cried like a child. I ran up a hill and could not breathe. I felt that I was choking. I felt the death of the lamb.
    -- Vaslav Nijinsky

    #Children #Pain #Pigs

  • I have come to the conclusion that it is better to be silent than to speak.
    -- Vaslav Nijinsky

    #Dance #Speak #Silent

  • People like eccentrics. Therefore they will leave me alone, saying that I am a mad clown.
    -- Vaslav Nijinsky

    #Mad #People #Leave Me Alone

  • I danced frightening things. They were frightened of me and therefore thought that I wanted to kill them. I did not want to kill anyone. I loved everyone, but no one loved me, and therefore I became nervous.
    -- Vaslav Nijinsky

    #Want #Nervous #One Love

  • I am not crying, but have tears in my heart.
    -- Vaslav Nijinsky

    #Heart #Tears #Cry

  • I am not an ape, I am a man. The world has been created by God. Man has been created by God. It is not possible for man to understand God - God understands God. Man is God and therefore understands God. I am God. I am a man. I am good and not a beast. I am an animal with reason. I have flesh, I *am* flesh, I am not descended from flesh. Flesh is created by God. I am God. I am God. I am God.
    -- Vaslav Nijinsky

    #Men #Animal #World

  • I am afraid of people because they want me to lead the same kind of life as they do. They want me to dance jolly and cheerful things. I do not like jollity. I love life.
    -- Vaslav Nijinsky

    #Love Life #People #Cheerful

  • There is not a command God gives to His children for which He does not provide the enablement for obedience.

  • I think that the young people today feel a tremendous sense of responsibility to their brothers and sisters because of the sacrifices that most families make to send their children to college.

  • It is remarkable how easily children and grown-ups adapt to living in a dictatorship organised by lunatics.

  • Elderly gentlemen, gentle in all respects, kind to animals, beloved by children, and fond of music, are found in lonely corners of the downs, hacking at sandpits or tussocks of grass, and muttering in a blind, ungovernable fury elaborate maledictions which could not be extracted from them by robbery or murder. Men who would face torture without a word become blasphemous at the short fourteenth. It is clear that the game of golf may well be included in that category of intolerable provocations which may legally excuse or mitigate behavior not otherwise excusable.

  • Pain hardens, and great pain hardens greatly, whatever the comforters say, and suffering does not ennoble, though it may occasionally lend a certain rigid dignity of manner to the suffering frame.

  • Tender-handed stroke a nettle, And it stings you for your pains; Grasp it like a man of mettle, And it soft as silk remains. 'Tis the same with common natures: Use 'em kindly, they rebel; But be rough as nutmeg-graters, And the rogues obey you well.

  • I dropped my phone on the floor and let the pain assail me. I'd given my heart away to someone who didn't want it. Even knowing that, I didn't regret it. I just wanted him to want me. I just wanted him to love me too.

  • Identifying pain in others was easy for me. I was drawn to it in some strange perverse way.

  • We live in bodies that are fearfully and wonderfully made, yet they are not immune to illness and pain. We have hearts that are capable of experiencing great love, but sometimes they get broken.

  • Litigation: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage.