As you get older, the questions come down to about two or three. How long? And what do I do with the time I've got left?
Anything too stupid to be said is sung.
I think that narrative, fiction filmmaking is the culmination of several art forms: theater, art history, architecture. Whereas doc filmmaking is more pure cinema, like cinema verite is film in its purest form.
For a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories.
Taste is nothing but an enlarged capacity for receiving pleasure from works of imagination.
Good temper is one of the greatest preservers of the features.
Children, even infants, are capable of sympathy. But only after adolescence are we capable of compassion.
Louise J. Kaplan
Good temper is an estate for life.
Without stirring abroad, one can know the whole world; Without looking out of the window one can see the way of heaven. The further one goes the less one knows.
Let me first state that I believe that marriage is a sacred union between one man and one woman.
The supreme excellence is not to win a hundred victories in a hundred battles. The supreme excellence is to subdue the armies of your enemies without even having to fight them.
You always think that 70 is the end of the road: 'Somebody died when they were 73 good life'. You're closer to death, and you better make sure you don't waste too much of your time doing things you don't want to do. No point in saying things you don't believe in.
The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world.
At home, growing up, we weren't really poor. We had everything we needed, we just didn't have what we wanted.
To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect.
In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it.
I've always been a writer because I've always been a student. My mom's a retired professor, so I come from a very academic background. I love writing, you know?
On Memorial Day, I don't want to only remember the combatants. There were also those who came out of the trenches as writers and poets, who started preaching peace, men and women who have made this world a kinder place to live.
I have been thinking about the notion of perfect love as being without fear, and what that means for us in a world that's becoming increasingly xenophobic, tortured by fundamentalism and nationalism.
Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk, and to act.
Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting. People you know, yet can't quite name.
If anybody ran a business like that they would be out of business quickly, and Barack Obama's leadership is driving this business, the United States of America, toward a fiscal cliff.
Life has a practice of living you, if you don't live it.
Man hands on misery to man. It deepens like a coastal shelf. Get out as early as you can, and don't have any kids yourself.
Sexual intercourse began in 1963 (which was rather late for me) -- Between the end of the Chatterley ban and the Beatles first LP.
Why should I let the toad work Squat on my life? Can't I use my wit as a pitchfork and drive the brute off?
If there was an observer on Mars, they would probably be amazed that we have survived this long.
Above all, though, children are linked to adults by the simple fact that they are in process of turning into them. For this they may be forgiven much. Children are bound to be inferior to adults, or there is no incentive to grow up.
Knowledge conquered by labor becomes a possession - a property entirely our own.
The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.
It is astonishing what force, purity, and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.
A true friend is one who overlooks your failures and tolerates your successes.
If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.
To err is human; to admit it, superhuman.
The only nice thing about being imperfect is the joy it brings to others.
A child who has never fantasized about having other parents is seriously lacking in imagination.
Fred G. Gosman
Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.
Truthfully, being pregnant is changing me as a person. Each day is part of this amazing journey that has completely shifted the focus of my life and made me reevaluate my personal and professional goals.
Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd preferred to talk.
Information, usually seen as the precondition of debate, is better understood as its by-product.
Knowledge is what we get when an observer, preferably a scientifically trained observer, provides us with a copy of reality that we can all recognize.
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