It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Yes, but I don't think of the Teen Angel as of an age.
In the old days villains had moustaches and kicked the dog. Audiences are smarter today. They don't want their villain to be thrown at them with green limelight on his face. They want an ordinary human being with failings.
Insult is powerful. Insult begets both rage and humor and often at the same time.
There is nothing to winning, really. That is, if you happen to be blessed with a keen eye, an agile mind, and no scruples whatsoever.
Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms.
For me, the cinema is not a slice of life, but a piece of cake.
The privilege of absurdity; to which no living creature is subject, but man only.
I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark.
Nobody really believes in equality anyway.
Sudden glory is the passion which makes those grimaces called laughter.
I did my famous cabbage soup diet, so I was able to do it.
Leisure is the mother of Philosophy.
He that is taken and put into prison or chains is not conquered, though overcome; for he is still an enemy.
For it is with the mysteries of our religion, as with wholesome pills for the sick, which swallowed whole, have the virtue to cure; but chewed, are for the most part cast up again without effect.
The secret thoughts of a man run over all things, holy, profane, clean, obscene, grave, and light, without shame or blame.
You get more churches burned down in the United States in the last two years than in the last hundred, because of the lack of understanding of culture and diversity and the beauty of it.
Edward James Olmos
Usually when I see someone famous, for some reason, I think I know them.
The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead, but from the competition and mutual envy of the living.
Prudence is but experience, which equal time, equally bestows on all men, in those things they equally apply themselves unto.
Understanding is nothing else than conception caused by speech.
If you're a singer you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge, and if he's good, the older he gets, the better he writes.
Words are wise men's counters, they do but reckon by them: but they are the money of fools.
You don't have to have an attitude if you're famous.
A man's conscience and his judgment is the same thing; and as the judgment, so also the conscience, may be erroneous.
Desire to know why, and how -- curiosity, which is a lust of the mind, that a perseverance of delight in the continued and indefatigable generation of knowledge -- exceedeth the short vehemence of any carnal pleasure.
Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there.
Old age equalizes -- we are aware that what is happening to us has happened to untold numbers from the beginning of time. When we are young we act as if we were the first young people in the world.
I was entirely natural and in many ways I have the same attitude now. I don't mourn the loss of my youth because I believe you should enjoy what you have while you have it.
The end comes when we no longer talk with ourselves. It is the end of genuine thinking and the beginning of the final loneliness.
The world leans on us. When we sag, the whole world seems to droop.
I come from a profession which has suffered greatly because of the lack of civility. Lawyers treat each other poorly and it has come home to haunt them. The public will not tolerate a lack of civility.
James E. Rogers
Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy -- the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.
The chemistry of dissatisfaction is as the chemistry of some marvelously potent tar. In it are the building stones of explosives, stimulants, poisons, opiates, perfumes and stenches.
The beginning of thought is in disagreement -- not only with others but also with ourselves.
I can definitely tell when mum has got money because then she likes to go shopping to spend it, whereas dad is steadier and avoids splurges. I like to think I've inherited both sides.
Dissipation is a form of self-sacrifice.
We do not really feel grateful toward those who make our dreams come true; they ruin our dreams.
Meditation is all about the pursuit of nothingness. It's like the ultimate rest. It's better than the best sleep you've ever had. It's a quieting of the mind. It sharpens everything, especially your appreciation of your surroundings. It keeps life fresh.
We have perhaps a natural fear of ends. We would rather be always on the way than arrive. Given the means, we hang on to them and often forget the ends.
The pre-human creature from which man evolved was unlike any other living thing in its malicious viciousness toward its own kind. Humanization was not a leap forward but a groping toward survival.
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