My favourite words are possibilities, opportunities and curiosity. I think if you are curious, you create opportunities, and then if you open the doors, you create possibilities.
I'm leaving the screen because I don't think I am very good in the pictures and I have this beautiful dream that I'm elegant on the stage.
Lovers should also have their days off.
Natalie Clifford Barney
Parents have become so convinced that educators know what is best for their children that they forget that they themselves are really the experts.
Marian Wright Edelman
To be one's own master is to be the slave of self.
At a certain point talk about 'essence' and 'oneness' and the universal becomes more tautological than inquisitive.
Why grab possessions like thieves, or divide them like socialists when you can ignore them like wise men?
Sometimes in movies, I still have to be the hero, but it's not all that important to me anymore.
Why throw money at problems? That's what money is for. Should the nation's wealth be redistributed? It has been and continues to be redistributed to a few people in a manner strikingly unhelpful.
The Peace Corps is guilty of enthusiasm and a crusading spirit. But we're not apologetic about it.
Good education means learning to read, write and most importantly learn how to learn so that you can be whatever you want to be when you grow up.
What a country, and what a culture, when the liberals cry before they are hurt, and the reactionaries pose as brave nonconformists, while the radicals make a fetish of their own jokey irrelevance.
Of all the men that have run for president in the twentieth century, only George McGovern truly understood what a monument America could be to the human race.
Hunter S. Thompson
The thing with pain is that it demands to be felt
Most of the gaffes I've made have not been funny - they've been stupid.
It's not because I don't want to hurt Delia's feelings. It's because when she is bruised, I'm the one who aches.
We live in a culture that doesn't acknowledge or validate human intuition and doesn't encourage us to rely on our intuitive wisdom.
When I went off to the army when I was 17 years old, I believed in America and the rights of freedom. But today I believe my government is lying to the American people and that my president, George Bush, is a criminal.
I get asked, 'How can you have such failures in your films?' Well, what else is life about? There's some sense of constant failure in something. Humor gives you a distance from it.
The search for truth is in one way hard and in another way easy, for it is evident that no one can master it fully or miss it wholly. But each adds a little to our knowledge of nature, and from all the facts assembled there arises a certain grandeur.
The human imagination has already come to conceive the possibility of recreating human society.
There are two things parents should give their children: roots and wings. Roots to give them bearing and a sense of belonging, but also wings to help free them from constraints and prejudices and give them other ways to travel (or rather, to fly).
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
You can't expect the entire world to come to New York to see you. You have to travel to them.
Make the doors upon a woman's wit,and it will out at the casement;shut that, and 'twill out at the key-hole;stop that, 'twill fly with the smoke out at the chimney.
The Peace Corps would give thousands of young Americans a chance to see at first hand the conditions in remote areas of the world.
We may consider each generation as a distinct nation, with a right, by the will of its majority, to bind themselves, but none to bind the succeeding generation, more than the inhabitants of another country.
True there has been more talk of peace since 1945 than, I should think, at any other time in history. At least we hear more and read more about it because man's words, for good or ill, can now so easily reach the millions.
Lester B. Pearson
Many children are natural fantasists, I think, perhaps because their imaginations have yet to be clobbered into submission by experience.
All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.
Auction houses run a rigged game. They know exactly how many people will be bidding on a work and exactly who they are. In a gallery, works of art need only one person who wants to pay for them.
Our affections, however laudable, in this transitory world, should never master us; we should guide them, guide them
The strange thing about growing old is that the intimate identification with the here and now is slowly lost; one feels transposed into infinity, more or less alone, no longer in hope or fear, only observing.
Coming out involves varying degrees of difficulty that are affected by class, race, religion, and geography.
How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live.
Henry David Thoreau
How do you go from where you are to where you wanna be? And I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a goal. And you have to be willing to work for it.
There is no place where we can safely store worn-out reactors or their garbage. No place!
David R. Brower
Our thoughts create our world.
Everybody thinks that equality comes from identifying people, and that's not where equality comes from.
The pain passes, but the beauty remains.
I looked at some of the statues of Jesus they were just stones with no life. When they said that God is three, I was puzzled even more but could not argue. I believed it, simply because I had to have respect for the faith of my parents.
I appreciate and enjoy my age.
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