In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be wrong.
As told in Friendship with God, if we simply decided to believe and act as if first, we're all one, and second, life is eternal, it would render virtually everything we've done all our lives pointless.
In imitating the exemplary acts of a God or of a mythic hero, or simply by recounting their adventures, the man of an archaic societydetaches himself from profane time and magically re-enters the Great Time, the sacred time.
Acting is a tough business, and you need to be in good shape mentally and physically.
He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
God does not suffer presumption in anyone but himself.
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.
We are the only beings on the planet who lead such rich internal lives that it's not the events that matter most to us, but rather, it's how we interpret those events that will determine how we think about ourselves and how we will act in the future.
In the mean time I worship God, laying every wrong action under an interdict which I endeavour to respect, and I loathe the wicked without doing them any injury.
In feature films the director is God; in documentary films God is the director.
With stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain.
For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel.
Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he does not wish to sign his work.
I do not need the idea of God to explain the world I live in.
God will forgive me. It's his job.
Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the hands of God.
The feeling remains that God is on the journey, too.
If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.
Out of chaos God made a world, and out of high passions comes a people.
Every war when it comes, or before it comes, is represented not as a war but as an act of self-defense against a homicidal maniac.
Passion is the evil in adultery. If a man has no opportunity of living with another man's wife, but if it is obvious for some reason that he would like to do so, and would do so if he could, he is no less guilty than if he was caught in the act.
Whatever that be which thinks, understands, wills, and acts, it is something celestial and divine.
It's such an act of optimism to get through a day and enjoy it and laugh and do all that without thinking about death. What spirit human beings have!
God gave me a great body and it's my duty to take care of my physical temple.
I'm less needy about needing to express myself through acting. I have many different lives outside of this that are extremely fulfilling.