When I play with my cat, how do I know that she is not passing time with me rather than I with her?
I have been working a lot, and I like it. And you know, it's hard for me not to. I guess I've been working a lot because I get to play with brilliant people.
I've played a heroin addict and a speed freak and dark characters throughout my career.
It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant men in charge of affairs. They expect too much of ordinary men.
I believe cats to be spirits come to earth. A cat, I am sure, could walk on a cloud without coming through.
Catholic theology believes that God gave man free will, and you can't give somebody free will and then send in a play from the sidelines.
To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.
I love my work with a frenetic and perverse love, as an ascetic loves the hair shirt which scratches his belly.
People are going deaf because music is played louder and louder, but because they're going deaf, it has to be played louder still.
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
Ford didn't know what to do with Mister Roberts that wasn't repeating what was successful in New York. He was trying to do things to the play that would be his in the film.
I have played a boxer, a cowboy, a knight, a prince, an elf and a pirate. I am so glad to have done all of that already, and am ready for this phase of my career.
Before I do a play I say that I hope it's going to be for as short a time as possible but, once you do it, it is a paradoxical pleasure. One evening out of two there are five minutes of a miracle and for those five minutes you want to do it again and again. It's like a drug.
I read while the kids play. I can see them from the kitchen window. And I'm a fast reader.
I just play for fun.
Let a man get up and say, Behold, this is the truth, and instantly I perceive a sandy cat filching a piece of fish in the background. Look, you have forgotten the cat, I say.
I knew the exuberance of playing before an admiring audience and hearing my secret voice.
I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted.
What they could do with 'round here is a good war. What else can you expect with peace running wild all over the place? You know what the trouble with peace is? No organization.
Our normal expectations about reality are created by a social consensus. We are taught how to see and understand the world. The trick of socialization is to convince us that the descriptions we agree upon define the limits of the real world. What we call reality is only one way of seeing the world, a way that is supported by social consensus.
Harpists spend 90 percent of their lives tuning their harps and 10 percent playing out of tune.
To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!
Don't think for a moment that I'm really like any of the characters I've played. I'm not. That's why it's called 'acting'.
I have a lack of fear, whereas in the past the fear of failure was a powerful motivator. Anyway, I have great expectations for the future, but I just don't know if I'm the monarch of all I survey.
I wish I could be like Shaw who once read a bad review of one of his plays, called the critic and said: 'I have your review in front of me and soon it will be behind me.'