Quote by Orson Scott Card
No human being, when you understand his desires, is worthless. No one's life is nothing. Even the most evil of men and women, if you understand their hearts, had some generous act that redeems them, at least a little, from their sins.
This quote highlights the belief that every individual, regardless of their actions or character, possesses inherent worth and value. It emphasizes that by comprehending the deepest desires and motivations of a person, it becomes evident that their life holds meaning and purpose. Even those considered the most wicked or corrupted are acknowledged to have performed acts of kindness or generosity that serve as redeeming qualities, offering a glimmer of hope amidst their wrongdoings. This perspective encourages empathy and understanding, recognizing the complexity and potential for good in every human being.
Having a child makes you strong and gives you chutzpah. It relaxed my attitude to the job my center of focus shifted, which I think is very helpful, because even if you're not a very indulgent actor you spend a lot of time thinking about yourself. I don't think that is particularly healthy.
In our most trivial walks, we are constantly, though unconsciously, steering like pilots by certain well-known beacons and headlands, and if we go beyond our usual course we still carry in our minds the bearing of some neighboring cape; and not till we are completely lost, or turned round -- for a man needs only to be turned round once with his eyes shut in this world to be lost -- do we appreciate the vastness and strangeness of nature. Every man has to learn the points of compass again as often as be awakes, whether from sleep or any abstraction. Not till we are lost, in other words not till we have lost the world, do we begin to find ourselves, and realize where we are and the infinite extent of our relations.