No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
The arts have only ever interested a small minority of people, which acted as a kind of nursery to support artists.
At the end, the realization is that she had to get to a place in her life where she could drop her guard and make peace with the fact that whether she had a small amount of time, that she had to kind of live it completely through, instead of living by the rules.
To be successful you have to be selfish, or else you never achieve. And once you get to your highest level, then you have to be unselfish. Stay reachable. Stay in touch. Don't isolate.
There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
The only limit to your impact is your imagination and commitment.
I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Often the difference between a successful person and a failure is not one has better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on one's ideas, to take a calculated risk - and to act.
Your conscience teaches your mind how to 'think' your heart how to 'feel' your soul how to 'obey' and most importantly your body how to 'perform' extraordinary 'acts' of charity and human kindness. Toward your fellow man.
So when I told my parents I wanted to go into acting because I was flunking out of my first year of junior college, they were relieved that I had picked something other than joining the army. But I can't imagine how they had high hopes for me.
The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes.
Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak, and esteem to all.
I believe that being an actress or being involved in a movie has to be a life experience, otherwise why go for it? I have to change me, and I have to learn things, and I have to push me and my limits. By acting, I find a freedom inside of a prison in a way.
She's the kind of girl who climbed the ladder of success wrong by wrong.
Nature uses human imagination to lift her work of creation to even higher levels.
But if I have a lot of imagination, I could tell myself whatever I wanted, you know. I handle myself quite well. I'm kind of fascist with myself, you know. There's no discussion. There is an order. You follow it.
Well, you can't be trying to achieve success of any kind in this business without accepting that there's going to be a flip side to it.
Acting with creatures that aren't there is kind like acting with an actor who refuses to come out of his trailer. You still have to go on and do the scene.
Not to get overly psychological about this, but it's probably why I became an actress in the first place: for that kind of freedom and refuge, as well as for the fact that I just love acting so much.
The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary, it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. Failure makes people cruel and bitter.
When a small child, I thought that success spelled happiness. I was wrong, happiness is like a butterfly which appears and delights us for one brief moment, but soon flits away.
When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity.
Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.
With acting, it was really more of a general kind of experience of really just loving being in the theater.