The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
Film is a very, very powerful medium. It can either confirm the idea that things are wonderful the way they are, or it can reinforce the conception that things can be changed.
A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold.
There's always pressure, from other people and yourself. If you're happy with the looks you're born with, then what are you going to do your whole life?. We keep thinking up new things and finding better ways of doing things because we're not happy with what we're given.
I don't get angry very often. I lose my temper rarely. And when I do, there's always a legitimate cause. Normally I have a great lightness of being. I take things in a very happy, amused way.
Something I learned very early on in my career is that there are a lot of things that you do not have any power over.
I have no regrets. I wouldn't have lived my life the way I did if I was going to worry about what people were going to say.
You cannot be happy with your family while being personally unhappy with your work. It's a Catch-22 kind of thing.
In some mysterious way woods have never seemed to me to be static things. In physical terms, I move through them; yet in metaphysical ones, they seem to move through me.
The best way to know God is to love many things.
Sex is a doorway to something so powerful and mystical, but movies usually depict it in a completely flat way.
Power is given only to those who dare to lower themselves and pick it up. Only one thing matters, one thing; to be able to dare!
I don't believe in personal immortality; the only way I expect to have some version of such a thing is through my books.
If we are always arriving and departing, it is also true that we are eternally anchored. One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.
Power ceases in the instant of repose;? It resides in the moment of transition from past to a new state.
I think the one thing that most stands out is that my father always did what he believed to be the right thing to do and he always told us that we had to go our own way even if he disagreed.
If you shut up truth and bury it under the ground, it will but grow, and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its way.
Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.
Politicians also have no leisure, because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory, or happiness.
Like many intellectuals, he was incapable of saying a simple thing in a simple way.
No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.
I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.
And these little things may not seem like much but after a while they take you off on a direction where you may be a long way off from what other people have been thinking about.
There's other things I'd like to do. I probably won't tour for a very, very long time. It's something that you feel inside and that's the way I've been looking at everything.
The way to know life is to love many things.