Our enemies are Medes and Persians, men who for centuries have lived soft and luxurious lives; we of Macedon for generations past have been trained in the hard school of danger and war. Above all, we are free men, and they are slaves.
To generalize on women is dangerous. To specialize on them is infinitely worse.
All that I desire to point out is the general principle that life imitates art far more than art imitates life.
I created Punk for this day and age. Do you see Britney walking around wearing ties and singing punk? Hell no. That's what I do. I'm like a Sid Vicious for a new generation.
No great art has ever been made without the artist having known danger.
It is in fact agreed that I am the plague, the cholera of the benevolent and generous men who are interested in art and that, when I show myself with my plasters, even the Emperor of the Sahara would flee.
The refined punishments of the spiritual mode are usually much more indecent and dangerous than a good smack.
The variety of intonations which it acquires evinces in the child great delicacy of impression and of expression ; hence the faculty of forming general ideas. All we do is to aid it in grasping these ideas by suggesting our words.
Danger gleams like sunshine to a brave man's eyes.
Well, yes, I've fired a lot of people. Generally I like other people to fire, because it's always a lousy task. But I have fired many people.
No matter how hard you try to teach your cat general relativity, you're going to fail.
If I were reincarnated, I'd want to come back a buzzard. Nothing hates him or envies him or wants him or needs him. He is never bothered or in danger, and he can eat anything.
Experience demands that man is the only animal which devours his own kind, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor.
Princes and governments are far more dangerous than other elements within society.
But if you ask what is the good of education in general, the answer is easy; that education makes good men, and that good men act nobly.
That's the joy of art - it should be dangerous and challenging but it's just art - it's safe.
Excellence encourages one about life generally; it shows the spiritual wealth of the world.
Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken.
The essence of cinema is editing. It's the combination of what can be extraordinary images of people during emotional moments, or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of alchemy.
Ambition never is in a greater hurry that I; it merely keeps pace with circumstances and with my general way of thinking.
What business has science and capitalism got, bringing all these new inventions into the works, before society has produced a generation educated up to using them!
Sadat was a great and good man, and his most bitter and dangerous enemies were people who were obsessed with hatred for his peaceful goals.
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life - knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.
With acting, it was really more of a general kind of experience of really just loving being in the theater.