Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. [La perfection est atteinte non quand il ne reste rien ? ajouter, mais quand il ne reste rien ? enlever.]
I've a problem with the word charity because I think that NGOs, as I prefer calling them, really do take the work of moral and social responsibilities that ought to be taken on by governments.
I prefer to commit 100 per cent to a movie and make fewer films, because it takes over your life.
Take a commonplace, clean it and polish it, light it so that it produces the same effect of youth and freshness and originality and spontaneity as it did originally, and you have done a poet's job. The rest is literature.
Take rest; a field that has rested gives a beautiful crop.
Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.
A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form, he is not constantly at work upon the facade of his appearance.
The rest, called literature, is a dossier of human imbecility for the guidance of future professors.
I felt for a long time that this is what I want to do so I'm happy at this point to just take my time and work on projects that I feel strongly about, and the rest of the time just live my life.
God takes care of imbeciles, little children and artists.
I don't believe in email. I'm an old-fashioned girl. I prefer calling and hanging up.
Pilots take no special joy in walking. Pilots like flying.
It is better to take what does not belong to you than to let it lie around neglected.
You say that you are my judge; I do not know if you are; but take good heed not to judge me ill, because you would put yourself in great peril.
The artist is the medium between his fantasies and the rest of the world.
Oh, you weak, beautiful people who give up with such grace. What you need is someone to take hold of you - gently, with love, and hand your life back to you.
I saw music as a way to entertain people and take them away from their daily lives and put smiles on their faces, as opposed to what I see it being now, which is a way for me to actually communicate, and a way for me to tap into my subconscious.
Those who cannot think or take responsibility for themselves need, and clamor for, a leader.
Personally I have no bone to pick with graveyards, I take the air there willingly, perhaps more willingly than elsewhere, when take the air I must.
Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.
Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed, for if you merely offend them they take vengeance, but if you injure them greatly they are unable to retaliate, so that the injury done to a man ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
So long as you don't feel life's paltry and a miserable business, the rest doesn't matter, happiness or unhappiness.
If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap, whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be content to take their own and depart.
Doing physical or fighting scenes in movies is really the hardest part, so wherever I could have the stunt guy do it, I'd prefer to have him do it.