I am a citizen of the world.
Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.
The Athenians are right to accept advice from anyone, since it is incumbent on everyone to share in that sort of excellence, or else there can be no city at all.
Genius is not perfected, it is deepened. It does not so much interpret the world as fertilize itself with it.
Everything great in the world comes from neurotics. They alone have founded our religions and composed our masterpieces.
Over a three year period, I gave away half of what I had. To be honest, my hands shook as I signed it away. I knew I was taking myself out of the race to be the richest man in the world.
When a film is created, it is created in a language, which is not only about words, but also the way that very language encodes our perception of the world, our understanding of it.
In this age of consumerism film criticism all over the world - in America first but also in Europe - has become something that caters for the movie industry instead of being a counterbalance.
Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world.
Common sense is the most fairly distributed thing in the world, for each one thinks he is so well-endowed with it that even those who are hardest to satisfy in all other matters are not in the habit of desiring more of it than they already have.
The world breaks everyone and afterward many are stronger at the broken places.
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
If one had but a single glance to give the world, one should gaze on Istanbul.
The world remains ever the same.
It is our true policy to steer clear of entangling alliances with any portion of the foreign world.
It is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.
What is this world that is hastening me toward I know not what, viewing me with contempt?
The world today doesn't make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?
Let him that would move the world, first move himself.
To be of use to the world is the only way to be happy.
Even the most desacralized existence still preserve traces of a religious valorization of the world.
In Italy, the country where fascism was born, we have a particular relation with the Holocaust, but as a turning point in history it belongs to everybody in the world. It is a part of humanity.
I talked to ex-wives of musicians of the '70s for research. They're the funniest people in the world, yet there is this sad, beautiful thing in their eyes that says they've seen more than they could ever possibly tell you.
The world believes all blondes are stupid and brunettes are smarter. Well, I disagree.