When I'm ready to make a photograph, I think I quite obviously see in my minds eye something that is not literally there in the true meaning of the word. I'm interested in something which is built up from within, rather than just extracted from without.
When man becomes reconciled to nature, when space becomes his true background, these words and concepts will have lost their meaning, and we will no longer have to use them.
Well, most men have bound thier eyes with one or another handkerchief, and attached themselves to some one of these communities of opinion.? This conformity makes them not false in a few particulars, author of a few lies, but false in all particulars.? Thier every? truth is not quite true.? Thier two is not the? real two, thier four is not the real four; so that every word they say chagrins us and we know not where to begin to set them right.?Meantime nature is not slow to equip us in the prison uniform of the party to which we adhere.? We come to wear one cut of face and figure, and aquire, by degrees, the gentlest asinine expression.
I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator, then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose.
A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances.
Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
Dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education; dancing with the feet,with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with the pen?
We should not be so taken up in the search for truth, as to neglect the needful duties of active life; for it is only action that gives a true value and commendation to virtue.
I do not need the idea of God to explain the world I live in.
Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
In TV, and in particular in commercials, you don't really need to explain very much at all - you just say he's a spy and he's a little bit theatrical and overblown and smug and he's not very good at his job.
It's the difficulty we had with Mr. Bean, actually, when it went from TV to film. You certainly discover that you need to explain more about a character.
When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.
You don't want to be photographed? You don't want to be known? Then you don't need to be out there peddling movies.
All vital truth contains the memory of all that for which it is not true.
People give flowers as present because flowers contain true meaning of love.
Acting is a tough business, and you need to be in good shape mentally and physically.
It is a great advantage for a system of philosophy to be substantially true.
A word, once sent abroad, flies irrevocably.
The best of artists has no conception that the marble alone does not contain within itself.
In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.
What a wee little part of a person's life are his acts and his words! His real life is led in his head, and is known to none but himself.
To be happy in this world, first you need a cell phone and then you need an airplane. Then you're truly wireless.