I don't really know what is shocking. When you tell the story of a man who is beheaded, you have to show how they cut off his head. If you don't, it's like telling a dirty joke and leaving out the punch line.
A woman knows the face of the man she loves like a sailor knows the open sea.
If a man devotes himself to art, much evil is avoided that happens otherwise if one is idle.
Any fool can have bad luck; the art consists in knowing how to exploit it.
To be immortal is commonplace; except for man, all creatures are immortal, for they are ignorant of death; what is divine, terrible, incomprehensible, is to know that one is immortal.
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
What do I know of man's destiny? I could tell you more about radishes.
Without philosophy man cannot know what he makes; without religion he cannot know why.
If you maintain a dead church, contribute to a dead Bible-society, vote with a great party either for the government or against it, spread your table like base housekeepers, - under all these screens I have diffuculty to detect the precise man you are: and of course so much force is withdrawn from your proper life.? But do your work and I shall know you.? Do your work, and you shall reinforce yourself.? A man must consider what a blind-man's bluff is this game of conformity.? If I know your sect I anticipate your argument.
The learned man knows that he is ignorant.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything but the value of nothing.
What this power is I cannot say; all I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
I know at last what distinguishes man from animals; financial worries.
The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what a man or woman is able to do that counts.
No man who knows aught, can be so stupid to deny that all men naturally were born free.
I don't like that man. I must get to know him better.
It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.
You know, the history of California art doesn't start until about 1961, and that's when these photographs start. I mean, we have no history out here.
For Africa to me... is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.
The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who'll get me a book I ain't read.
Once a man worries, he clings to anything out of desperation; and once he clings he is bound to get exhausted or to exhaust whomever or whatever he is clinging to. A warrior-hunter, on the other hand, knows he will lure game into his traps over and over again, so he doesn't worry.
I am a soul. I know well that what I shall render up to the grave is not myself. That which is myself will go elsewhere. Earth, thou art not my abyss!
You can calculate the worth of a man by the number of his enemies, and the importance of a work of art by the harm that is spoken of it.
Who is the wisest man? He who neither knows or wishes for anything else than what happens.
The truth is - I found myself doing these huge action-adventure movies, and um, and which are cool man. And I really love doing them. And thankfully I haven't had too much dialogue, because if I had I would have really made a mess of it. You know what I mean?