"Do you know the phrase man's reach exceeds his grasp is a lie? Man's reach exceeds his nerve."
"Society only tolerates one change at a time. First time I might change the world I was hailed as a visionary. Second time, I was asked politely to retire."
"The audience knows the truth: the world is simple. It's miserable, solid all the way through. But if you could fool them, even for a second, then you can make them wonder, and then you... then you got to see something really special... you really don't know?... it was... it was the look on their faces..."