To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men, is the same as saying of some kind of food that it is very good but that most people can't eat it.
When the PC was launched, people knew it was important.
In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.
If people knew how hard I had to work to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem wonderful at all.
I certainly wasn't able to get it when I was a kid growing up on the Lower East Side; it was very hard at that time for me to balance what I really believed was the right way to live with the violence I saw all around me - I saw too much of it among the people I knew.
Lennon was very helpful. What he taught me seems completely obvious: he expected people to treat each other well.
As soon as I read the script, I knew it kinda related to me. I wanted to disguide myself as not some celebrity's daughter, just be me and find people that like me for me.
I knew what my job was; it was to go out and meet the people and love them.
If you're feeling insecure and you need to feel special, the best place to go is somewhere foreign where people treat you as special because you're different.
If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all.
I knew if I got loaded I was going away for a while. People would say, Oh, you're just sober because you're on probation.
I mean, I inherited the disease of alcoholism, and I learned early to get help when I needed it. I always went to people who knew more than I did.
I like today and perhaps a little future still, but the past is really something I'm not interested in. So, as far as I'm concerned, I like only the past of things and people I don't know. When I know, I don't care because I knew how it was.
We had such a wonderful set of circumstances in Wilmington. Yes, the four of us became famous literally overnight, but we were in a small town and we always knew when people were coming down. We always knew when to behave.
We reproach people for talking about themselves; but it is the subject they treat best.
I believe Aids is the most important issue we face, because how we treat the poor is a reflection of who we are as a people.
LA's a very hard place to be unless you have people there that love you. It can be very, very lonely, and it can eat you up if you don't take care of yourself. In LA, nobody wants to talk to each other, everybody's giving each other catty looks.
I would rather five people knew my work and thought it was good work than five million knew me and were indifferent.
Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.
I've stood up to producers before, and even a director. I saw them being abusive. A lot of people on the set are scared to say stuff when they're not being treated right.
Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.
The worst tempered people I have ever met were those who knew that they were wrong.
Bound, we knew it was going to be about lesbians. We made it for people who are kind of like us, who are generally kind of bored by movies today.
Sitting down to eat in our house is about sharing, you know, talking about the day you've had, be it in school or work or whatever, so that's very important to us.
We'd all like to believe that perhaps people could stop killing each other.