You naturally love those who are dear to you, and you must learn to give that kind of love to the whole world.
Entertainment today constantly emphasises the message that things are wonderful the way they are. But there is another kind of cinema, which says that change is possible and necessary and it's up to you.
To practice death is to practice freedom. A man who has learned how to die has unlearned how to be a slave.
There are two kinds of truths: those of reasoning and those of facts. The truths of reasoning are necessary and their opposite is impossible; the truths of fact are contingent and their opposites are possible.
The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.
War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.
I'm a great believer that any tool that enhances communication has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other, and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they're interested in.
I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.
Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.
I had an idea of what I thought was funny. It's kind of based on how I am.
The neck is kind of what's sexy in Japan, so you have to have the kimono a little bit back. It was just a whole different way of appealing to what was sexy.
Sometimes you trust someone who turns out not to be honest. There are a lot of things that happen in life that don't turn out the way you're given the impression that they will. And I think that's all kind of a con. But I think we've probably all been hurt.
The life so short, the craft so long to learn.
I consider myself a student of many religions. The more I learn, the more questions I have. For me, the spiritual quest will be a life-long work in progress.
It is often necessary to know how to obey a woman in order sometimes to have the right to command her.
Art is a kind of illness.
I was the kind of kid that had some talents or ability, but it never came out in school.
The one charm about marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties.
There are two kinds of artists left: those who endorse Pepsi and those who simply won t.
Study lends a kind of enchantment to all our surroundings.
Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid.
We will not learn to live together in peace by killing each other's children.
To suspect your own mortality is to know the beginning of terror, to learn irrefutably that you are mortal is to know the end of terror.
The internal dialogue is what grounds people in the daily world. The world is such and such or so and so, only because we talk to ourselves about its being such and such and so and so. The passageway into the world of shamans opens up after the warrior has learned to shut off his internal dialogue.