The ugliness at the heart of beauty. Is there always ugliness, do you suppose? Even when the object is very, very beautiful?
He who wishes to serve his country must have not only the power to think, but the will to act
I think poetry has lost an awful lot of its muscle because nobody knows any. Nobody has to memorize poetry.
Perhaps some of us have to go through dark and devious ways before we can find the river of peace or highroad to the soul's destination.
Put your talent into your work, but your genius into your life
My argument is that War makes rattling good history but Peace is poor reading.
To bear is to conquer our fate.
I really am pretty happy with what God gave me.
The popularity of that baby-faced boy, who possessed not even the elements of a good actor, was a hallucination in the public mind, and a disgrace to our theatrical history.
Remaining vigilant toward this ever-present threat means constantly learning how better to protect ourselves. But primarily it reminds us that we must fight and win the war on terror, so that we do not have to fight it here in America.
O Star-eyed Science! hast thou wandered there, to waft us home the message of despair?
Peter Ustinov was the first really positive influence in my career. He was real and he bore witness to it. The things he said to you, he lived them.
Design is not making beauty, beauty emerges from selection, affinities, integration, love.
We think basically you watch television to turn your brain off, and you work on your computer when you want to turn your brain on.
To those who despair of everything reason cannot provide a faith, but only passion, and in this case it must be the same passion that lay at the root of the despair, namely humiliation and hatred.
Plunderous is the palate I gift to you, openly I hug the universe of our friendship expanding its outer limit.
In order to exist just once in the world, it is necessary never again to exist.
Nowadays you really have to pump out that blockbuster in order to have the luxury of getting a body of work, and that's sad because the work suffers. Today everything is based on money. The older actors, they inspire me.
You can't create experience. You must undergo it.
Faith is not Desire. Faith is Will. Desires are things that need to be satisfied, whereas Will is a force. Will changes the space around us,...
Nothing is more capable of troubling our reason, and consuming our health, than secret notions of jealousy in solitude.
Alas after a certain age, every man is responsible for his own face.
When you become famous, being famous becomes your profession.
We all carry within us our places of exile, our crimes, and our ravages. But our task is not to unleash them on the world; it is to fight them in ourselves and in others.
France has lost the battle but she has not lost the war.
Charles de Gaulle
There are things which seem incredible to most men who have not studied mathematics.
Absolute virtue is impossible and the republic of forgiveness leads, with implacable logic, to the republic of the guillotine.
I do home schooling. I went to regular school until fifth grade, and then I started doing home schooling, which it's completely different. I have a teacher on set with me and I just work with her, one-on-one.
Whereas the Greeks gave to will the boundaries of reason, we have come to put the will's impulse in the very center of reason, which has, as a result, become deadly.
The only conception of freedom I can have is that of the prisoner or the individual in the midst of the State. The only one I know is freedom of thought and action.
At Sussen, the Devil carried off, last Good Friday, three grooms who had devoted themselves to him
Martin Luther King Jr.
Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.
I'm a parent, especially when you've had the intense parenting the way I had. It's all in the bank. It's all in the great experience bank. Those are your secrets. That's the stuff that makes your work rich, that's what you dip into.
Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow; Don't walk behind me, I may not lead; Walk beside me, and just be my friend.
It is normal to give away a little of one's life in order not to lose it all.
A balanced diet may be the best medicine. I was eating too much good eats. But people consider that part of your job, you know? Eat. And I do!
That must be wonderful; I have no idea of what it means.
Peace is important for Israel.
By definition, a government has no conscience. Sometimes it has a policy, but nothing more.
I'm fascinated with all kinds of religion, but I'm not committed to any specific one.
[I]f a book is well written, I always find it too short.
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