I am utterly bored by celebrity interviews. Most celebrities are devoid of interest.
I am a writer of books in retrospect. I talk in order to understand; I teach in order to learn.
Rashness belongs to youth; prudence to old age.
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic.
I must drive around a bit in this country before I have the right to make a film here again.
There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?
Most of the time I don't have much fun. The rest of the time I don't have any fun at all.
As I consider different ways of shooting a film, I draw images that come to me using the tools at hand.
Men are so simple and yield so readily to the desires of the moment that he who will trick will always find another who will suffer to be tricked.
The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to get sharper.
There is no need to be more - you are enough. Everybody is enough.
Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles.
Mary, I believed thee true, And I was blest in thus believing; But now I mourn that ever I knew A girl so fair and so deceiving.
There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
The readiest and surest way to get rid of censure, is to correct ourselves.
I don't believe in God, but I'm afraid of Him.
Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow.
Never let oneself be guided by the opinion of one's contemporaries. Continue steadfastly on one's way.
There are some cases in which the sense of injury breeds not the will to inflict injuries and climb over them as a ladder, but a hatred of all injury.
Yes, I always imagined living in other places.
Fashions have done more harm than revolutions.
Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.
I will not say that women have no character; rather, they have a new one every day.
There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes his whole universe for a vast practical joke.
Men who wish to know about the world must learn about it in its particular details.