I love the written word so much, I know it's gonna flow naturally.
When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it's a sure sign you're getting old.
National film industries tend to move in cycles. In Australia right now, we're on a high, a feeling of potential, which as yet shows no sign of flagging. But the word "industry" is misleading. A small national cinema has no industry in the Hollywood sense.
Whenever there are great virtues, it's a sure sign something's wrong.
If you cry "Forward" you must be sure to make clear the direction in which to go. Don't you see that if you fail to do that and simply call out the word to a monk and a revolutionary, they will go in precisely opposite directions?
When I severe my connections with the A. I. A. I do so with my own self respect, as a matter of pride and I am sure within your knowledge of my character.
All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.
Not so much in Canada, but certainly in the US, as I'm sure you know, money is all, and if they can get another 26 programs of the same thing even though it advances the culture or those actor's careers not at all it doesn't matter.
There's good and bad in everybody. I wasn't looking for the good, or looking for the bad. This is a man who signed his pact with the devil 20 years ago, and he's learned to live with it. He's tried to protect his family from it.
I mean the word proof not in the sense of the lawyers, who set two half proofs equal to a whole one, but in the sense of a mathematician, where half proof = 0, and it is demanded for proof that every doubt becomes impossible.
Everything one invents is true, you may be perfectly sure of that. Poetry is as precise as geometry.
The painter must enclose himself within his work; he must respond not with words, but with paintings.
Surely all art is the result of one's having been in danger, of having gone through an experience all the way to the end, where no one can go any further.
Art is skill, that is the first meaning of the word.
Dream and love are just words - until you decide to experience them.
False words are not only evil in themselves, but they infect the soul with evil.
Words impress me. If a man can speak eloquently and beautifully to me, I just melt on the floor.
Shrines! Shrines! Surely you don't believe in the gods. What's your argument? Where's your proof?
Today when we say the West we are already referring to the West and to Russia. We could use the word "modernity" if we exclude Africa, and the Islamic world, and partially China.
The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Living is a form of not being sure, not knowing what next or how. The moment you know how, you begin to die a little.
Beauty is a precious trace that eternity causes to appear to us and that it takes away from us. A manifestation of eternity, and a sign of death as well.
Love one another (His last words).
Many men are deeply moved by the mere semblance of suffering in a woman; they take the look of pain for a sign of constancy or of love.
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all.