I have lost my seven best friends, which is to say God has had mercy on me seven times without realizing it. He lent a friendship, took it from me, sent me another.
The plain man is familiar with blindness and deafness, and knows from his everyday experience that the look of things is influenced by his senses; but it never occurs to him to regard the whole world as the creation of his senses.
Memory believes before knowing remembers. Believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders.
I do not know whether there are gods, but there ought to be.
I would rather die than do something which I know to be a sin, or to be against God's will.
Death is a door to God. Those who knows how to die know how to enter into God. Clingers clinging to life never know what God is.
And you have to remember that I came to America as an immigrant. You know, on a ship, through the Statue of Liberty. And I saw that skyline, not just as a representation of steel and concrete and glass, but as really the substance of the American Dream.
I don't know whether I believe in God or not. I think, really, I'm some sort of Buddhist. But the essential thing is to put oneself in a frame of mind which is close to that of prayer.
To realize one's destiny is a person's only obligation.
Cha Cha, I love. I was a champion in Cha Cha, world. I even remember very well and I do very well the Bolero. I don't know if you remember that one.
Last night the United States dropped four 2,000 pound bombs on Saddam Hussein. I don't know anything about explosives, but, my God, do those things even need to explode?
To know that everything we say and do to this new little human being may have a profound effect on him or her is a daunting obligation.
God, great principle of all minor principles, God, who is Himself without a principle, could not conceive Himself, if, in order to do it, He required to know His own principle.
I do not know myself, and God forbid that I should.
You think that it is because I have3 an income which exempts me from your day-labour, that I waste (as you call it) my time in sun-gazing and star-gazing.? You do not know me.? If my debts, as they threaten, should consume what money I have, I should live just as I do now: I should eat worse food, and wear a courser coat, and should wander in a potato patch instead of in the wood?- but it is I, not my twelve hundred dollars a year that love God.
Of the love or hatred God has for the English, I know nothing, but I do know that they will all be thrown out of France, except those who die there.
When trying to remember my share in the glow of the eternal present, in the smile of God, I return to my childhood, too, for that is where the most significant discoveries turn up.
Plus, teaching brings home to you very fast that you actually know nothing. I didn't realize that before.
After the knowledge of, and obedience to, the will of God, the next aim must be to know something of His attributes of wisdom, power, and goodness as evidenced by His handiwork.
It has taken me years of struggle, hard work and research to learn to make one simple gesture, and I know enough about the art of writing to realize that it would take as many years of concentrated effort to write one simple, beautiful sentence.
Directing, I realize, on film is far more personal, you know. Cinema really is a director's medium. This is a very personal film.
My God, these folks don't know how to love - that's why they love so easily.
If ye despise the human race, and mortal arms, yet remember that there is a God who is mindful of right and wrong.
But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.
I've looked on many women with lust. I've committed adultery in my heart many times. God knows I will do this and forgives me.