It is a base thing for a man among the people not to obey those in command. Never in a state can the laws be well administered when fear does not stand firm.
'Tis one thing to be tempted, another thing to fall.
'Tis said that wrath is the last thing in a man to grow old.
I trained like an animal, but the thing is focus and concentration. When the bell rings it's like when the little red light goes on over the camera. And I can usually nail my lines on the first or second take because I'm right there.
What I'm trying to do now in my life - not just with the building, but with everything - is to construct things that will have enduring qualities, and won't just be ephemeral flashes in the pan.
I just decided that I would not put my professional life on hold to raise children. I know that sounds selfish to a lot of people and I don't know if what I'm doing is the right thing. But that's the way I'm doing it.
It's wonderful to have the most important thing in the world there first thing in the morning. And especially in this business, where the opportunity to think everything is about you is there every day, now I really know that it isn't all about me.
And the insidious thing is that people will either see a movie because it did well last weekend or won't see it because it didn't do well.
One of the best things for a woman to hear is that she is sexy.
There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men.
Man is the measure of all things, of things that are that they are, and of things that are not that they are not.
I am interested in things happening around me, and I need to understand what's going on in other artistic sectors like music and literature.
Play not with paradoxes. That caustic which you handle in order to scorch others may happen to sear your own fingers and make them dead to the quality of things.
Few things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
When God desires to destroy a thing, he entrusts its destruction to the thing itself. Every bad institution of this world ends by suicide.
There are only three things women need in life: food, water, and compliments.
People in their 70s can still have incredible lives. Health is the most important thing.
I mean, if you are directing actors to do one thing and then directing them to do something else entirely because the one thing you wanted them to do may not work, then you are just shattering their confidence in the project.
When I left Ohio when I was 17 and ended up in New York and realised that not all films had the giant crab monsters in them, it really opened up a lot of things for me.
Any film that supports the idea that things can be changed is a great film in my eyes.
There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
Faith is permitting ourselves to be seized by the things we do not see.
I see what happens when one gets very attached to material things. That's just not what my life is.
The worst thing about being famous is the invasion of your privacy.
Once we have a war there is only one thing to do. It must be won. For defeat brings worse things than any that can ever happen in war.