He is the best man who, when making his plans, fears and reflects on everything that can happen to him, but in the moment of action is bold.
I think that it's a vital moment now for Russian democracy to convince people that it's only our actions, our joined actions and protests that could force Kremlin to reconsider its plans to abolish presidential elections.
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others.
Your home is regarded as a model home, your life as a model life. But all this splendor, and you along with it... it's just as though it were built upon a shifting quagmire. A moment may come, a word can be spoken, and both you and all this splendor will collapse.
Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.
A slender acquaintance with the world must convince every man that actions, not words, are the true criterion of the attachment of friends.
Who has words at the right moment?
Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
Suit the action to the word, the word to the action.
When the characters are really alive before their author, the latter does nothing but follow them in their action, in their words, in the situations which they suggest to him.
Man is free; yet we must not suppose that he is at liberty to do everything he pleases, for he becomes a slave the moment he allows his actions to be ruled by passion.
I realized that if what we call human nature can be changed, then absolutely anything is possible. And from that moment, my life changed.
Men imagine that they communicate their virtue or vice only by overt actions, and do not see that virtue or vice emit a breath every moment.
I'm a woman of very few words, but lots of action.
There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and have recovered hope.
Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
I'm going to make a film where not one word is really important. I'm going to make it all action.
Even, today, when people tell me I'm beautiful, I do not believe a word of it.
The test of any man lies in action.
They are shooting The Thief Lord in Venice at the moment.
The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.
Without vanity, without coquetry, without curiosity, in a word, without the fall, woman would not be woman. Much of her grace is in her frailty.
Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little.
And also they were absolutely brilliant in one way, you know: they knew how effective is not to punish somebody who is guilty; what Communist Party members could afford to do was mind-boggling: they could do practically anything they wanted - steal, you know, lie, whatever.
Life is all memory except for the one present moment that goes by you so quick you hardly catch it going.