I thank fate for having made me born poor. Poverty taught me the true value of the gifts useful to life.
Dreams must be heeded and accepted. For a great many of them come true.
The ninety and nine are with dreams, content but the hope of the world made new, is the hundredth man who is grimly bent on making those dreams come true.
It's definitely a dream come true to be recognized and to be able to sign autographs. But, it's also a lot of hard work and can be draining. If you don't know already, you will quickly learn who your real friends are.
Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. Follow some other object, and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it.
We all keep dreaming, and luckily, dreams come true.
True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.
And of course to work with Jack Nicholson and Diane Keaton, and work with a wonderful, beautiful script directed by Nancy Meyers, it was really for me a dream come true.
I would love to spend all my time writing to you; I'd love to share with you all that goes through my mind, all that weighs on my heart, all that gives air to my soul; phantoms of art, dreams that would be so beautiful if they could come true.
There is only one failure in life possible, and that is not to be true to the best one knows.
Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.
If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.
Life is only a dream and we are the imagination of ourselves.
Life is not possible without an opening toward the transcendent; in other words human beings cannot live in chaos.
And I'm not a personality; otherwise I'd be coming out with an album, performing on MTV. All that stuff is possible and I can do that tomorrow. I just have no need.
At least I know that one film-maker in my career has had the initiative to come to me and thought of me as being capable of doing interesting and complicated work, and so I have a new-found belief that other film-makers will see me in a different way, the way that Patty did.
Life it is not just a series of calculations and a sum total of statistics, it's about experience, it's about participation, it is something more complex and more interesting than what is obvious.
The strongest influences in my life and my work are always whomever I love. Whomever I love and am with most of the time, or whomever I remember most vividly. I think that's true of everyone, don't you?
Some of my classes in high school were pretty interesting and I benefited from having several very intelligent and inspiring teachers.
People come into your life and people leave it... you just have to trust that life has a road mapped out for you.
There's so much else to do in the world. To just be interested in doing films would limit my life.
Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.
Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh.
What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
Yet it is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.