A friend once asked me what comedy was. That floored me. What is comedy? I don't know. Does anybody? Can you define it? All I know is that I learned how to get laughs, and that's all I know about it. You have to learn what people will laugh at, then proceed accordingly.
The first movie I saw - and I don't know if it influenced me - was Ben Hur. We watched it outside in a corn field, and it ran backwards, so the first movie I ever saw was Ben Hur backwards.
I know very few Americans, though I like the way they think. They think big.
I don't know if you ever say to yourself that you want to be an actress. It eventually becomes a social function - you are an actress and you make a living out of it, but at the beginning it's more a matter of how to survive, or how to exist in a certain way.
I'm not computer literate. I e-mail. I know how to get on the Web, but I haven't crossed over into the internet world. I'm old-fashioned, I guess.
I can install toilets. I know all about the wax ring. I can tile floors. I'm learning how to do basic wiring.
Hunger knows no friend but its feeder.
The level of detail and craft is something that's inscribed within the original design concept. And so when I begin to draw, I know what kind of detailing I want the building to have.
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.
Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings.
Music is a great energizer. It's a language everybody knows.
It has taken me years of struggle, hard work and research to learn to make one simple gesture, and I know enough about the art of writing to realize that it would take as many years of concentrated effort to write one simple, beautiful sentence.
Listen, if there's one sure-fire rule that I have learned in this business, it's that I don't know anything about human nature.
When I was a child, I'd see a movie, I took it for what it was, I enjoyed it. And if I believed it I would tend to be more interested in knowing more about it.
The cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.
He who knows how to flatter also knows how to slander.
To know that everything we say and do to this new little human being may have a profound effect on him or her is a daunting obligation.
The greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness.
When I say I want to photograph someone, what it really means is that I'd like to know them. Anyone I know I photograph.
I love to doubt as well as know.
'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,' - that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could then better judge what to do, and how to do it.
The important thing is to know how to take all things quietly.
If I were dammed of body and soul, I know whose prayers would make me whole, mother o' mine o mother o' mine.
A warrior-hunter knows that his death is waiting, and the very act he is performing now may well be his last battle on earth. He calls it a battle because it is a struggle. Most people move from act to act without any struggle or thought. A warrior-hunter, on the contrary, assesses every act; and since he has intimate knowledge of his death, he proceeds judiciously,as if every act were his last battle. Only a fool would fail to notice advantage a warrior-hunter has over his fellow men. A warrior-hunter gives his last battle its due respect. It's only natural that his last act on earth should be the best of himself. It's pleasurable that way. It dulls the edge of his fright.