Everything that's created comes out of silence. Your thoughts emerge from the nothingness of silence. Your words come out of this void. Your very essence emerged from emptiness. All creativity requires some stillness.
The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts.
If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.
As an actor, you have many tools - your body, your voice, your emotions, mentally. In film, you have your eyes because they communicate your thought process. In fact, generally in film, what you don't say is more important than what you say. That's not so much the case for stage.
Sometimes all you need is just for somebody to believe in you in order to be able to accomplish maybe what you never thought you could.
The development of language is part of the development of the personality, for words are the natural means of expressing thoughts and establishing understanding between people.
Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.
There have been many moments over the last year when I thought it was all over.
This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful: in a word, more alive.
Christmas is a tonic for our souls. It moves us to think of others rather than of ourselves. It directs our thoughts to giving.
I never thought of myself as being handsome or good-looking or whatever. I always felt like an outsider.
A minute of thought is greater than an hour of talk.
Too often we... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.
It's been a rollercoaster ride. There have been some great moments and some low points... like when I was leaving Stax. That's when I actually thought of getting out of the business.
I would not think that philosophy and reason themselves will be man's guide in the foreseeable future; however, they will remain the most beautiful sanctuary they have always been for the select few.
All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own, and if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.
All action results from thought, so it is thoughts that matter.
I thought: We are not close enough. I though: He will not hear it. I thought: He will hear it and be out so fast that we will have no chance. I thought: Twenty seconds. I was breathing hard and fast.
Good is not always good.
Trying too hard to be too good, even when trying to be bad, is too good for the bad, too bad for the good.
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