Some photographers take reality... and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation.
Old age is, so to speak, the sanctuary of ills: they all take refuge in it.
Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain.
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
I don't film messages. I let the post office take care of those.
It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert.
When a thing has been said and well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.
A good photograph is knowing where to stand.
He listens well who takes notes.
When you are old and gray and full of sleep, and nodding by the fire, take down this book and slowly read, and dream of the soft look your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep.
Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed, for if you merely offend them they take vengeance, but if you injure them greatly they are unable to retaliate, so that the injury done to a man ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
The punishment which the wise suffer who refuse to take part in the government, is to live under the government of worse men.
Meditation is such a more substantial reality than what we normally take to be reality.
I prefer to commit 100 per cent to a movie and make fewer films, because it takes over your life.
War never takes a wicked man by chance, the good man always.
It is better to take what does not belong to you than to let it lie around neglected.
You don't pay taxes - they take taxes.
You do the best job you can. You take it step by step. It's hard enough to make a movie. If it works, that's great. If it means something beyond the moment to somebody, they can take it and it lasts through the years, we'll see.
You know that I write slowly. This is chiefly because I am never satisfied until I have said as much as possible in a few words, and writing briefly takes far more time than writing at length.
There's no reality except the one contained within us. That's why so many people live an unreal life. They take images outside them for reality and never allow the world within them to assert itself.
There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.
Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time.
The way to silence religious disputes is to take no notice of them.
Control thy passions lest they take vengence on thee.
If you take too long in deciding what to do with your life, you'll find you've done it.