Getting ahead in a difficult profession requires avid faith in yourself. That is why some people with mediocre talent, but with great inner drive, go so much further than people with vastly superior talent.
Actors get pigeonholed very quickly, particularly movie actors. In the theater, one is more used to casting people against type and trusting that their talent and skill will get them through.
Our moods do not believe in each other.?To-day I am full of thoughts, and can write what I please.? I see no reason why I should not have the same thought, the same power of expression, to-morrow.? What I write, whilst I write it, seems the most natural thing in the world; but yesterday I saw a dreary vacuity in this direction in which now I see so much; and a month hence, I doubt not, I shall wonder who he was that wrote so many continuous pages.? Alas for this infirm faith, this will not strenuous, this vast ebb of a vast flow!?I am God in nature; I am a weed by the wall.
I'm a big fan of dreams. Unfortunately, dreams are our first casualty in life - people seem to give them up, quicker than anything, for a 'reality.'
The reason it has relevance is because I, as a popular Arab personality - the Arab people like me and respect me - thought it was time for me to make an ever so tiny statement about what I thought about this whole thing.
If two people have only one thought between them, something is very wrong.
Deeply earnest and thoughtful people stand on shaky footing with the public.
People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
If your conscious and subconscious minds are not aligned, then fulfilling your heart's desire will be a constant struggle, and living your dream will be next to impossible.
Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.
We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
People think at the end of the day that a man is the only answer to fulfillment. Actually a job is better for me.
I do respect people's faith, but I don't respect their manipulation of that faith in order to create fear and control.
I went out to Mount Kilimanjaro, which I thought was very beautiful, but there were a lot of people there.
If he have faith, the believer cannot be restrained. He betrays himself. He breaks out. He confesses and teaches this gospel to the people at the risk of life itself.
In the past I have never thought about loneliness when working, and I don't think about it now. Yet there must be a reason for the fact that so many people talk about it.
It is best to erase all personal history because that would make us free from the encumbering thoughts of other people.
No matter how corrupt and unjust a convict may be, he loves fairness more than anything else. If the people placed over him are unfair, from year to year he lapses into an embittered state characterized by an extreme lack of faith.
Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honor as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity.
Good thoughts are no better than good dreams, unless they be executed!
People think that at the end of the day a man is the only answer. Actually, a fulfilling job is better for me.
I have very talented people dress me and put my makeup on, stuff like that. But I do love that look, and I think it's maybe because I grew up on that old glamour.
There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.
Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honour as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity.
I don't have to run for Presidency in Russia to feel good about myself. I already completed more than many people could have dreamed of.