Every stage of human life, except the last, is marked out by certain and defined limits; old age alone has no precise and determinate boundary.
I think it better that in times like these a poet's mouth be silent, for in truth we have no gift to set a statesman right.
I am not feeling any better because I cannot stay in bed, having constant cause for walking. They say I leave at night by the window of my tower, hanging from a red umbrella with which I set fire to the forest!
Commissions suit me. They set limits. Jean Marais dared me to write play in which he would not speak in the first act, would weep for joy in the second and in the last would fall backward down a flight of stairs.
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.
I fell from the sky. I'm a parachutist, and I missed my mark.
To find fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.
There is always a present and extant life, be it better or worse, which all combine to uphold.
Religions do a useful thing: they narrow God to the limits of man. Philosophy replies by doing a necessary thing: it elevates man to the plane of God.
I'm not surprised that Spielberg was able to capture the heroism of Schindler; so many of his movies are about the better part of mankind.
The extreme limit of wisdom, that's what the public calls madness.
It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge.
It's a very telling thing when you have children. You have to be there for them, you've got to set an example, when you're not sure what your example is, and anyway the world is changing so fast you don't know what is appropriate anymore.
Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.
Persevere and preserve yourselves for better circumstances.
I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense.
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
It is far better to give work that is above a person, than to educate the person to be above their work.
We aim above the mark to hit the mark.
If you don't understand your limitations you won't achieve much in your life.
If I get a script that's set in the jungle it goes to the bottom of the pile because I don't think the playgrounds are going to be very good there! I'm really aware of how lucky I am but I have the kind of job where I can bring my child to work.
Why, I'd like nothing better than to achieve some bold adventure, worthy of our trip.
Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon. July 1969 AD. We came in peace for all mankind.
It is better to take what does not belong to you than to let it lie around neglected.