I have great faith in fools - self-confidence my friends call it.
But my sense in talking to people when I travel is that the film business is not that dissimilar from a lot of other businesses.
Everyone calls himself a friend, but only a fool relies on it; nothing is commoner than the name, nothing rarer than the thing.
Were I called on to define, very briefly, the term Art, I should call it 'the reproduction of what the Senses perceive in Nature through the veil of the soul.' The mere imitation, however accurate, of what is in Nature, entitles no man to the sacred name of 'Artist.'
A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant one.
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
A friend called me up the other day and talked about investing in a dot-com that sells lobsters. Internet lobsters. Where will this end? The next day he sent me a huge package of lobsters on ice. How low can you stoop?
The cleverest of all, in my opinion, is the man who calls himself a fool at least once a month.
Forgive me my nonsense, as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense.
A lot of good arguments are spoiled by some fool who knows what he is talking about.
I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense.
There is nothing besides a spiritual world; what we call the world of the senses is the Evil in the spiritual world, and what we call Evil is only the necessity of a moment in our eternal evolution.
Cricket makes no sense to me. I find it beautiful to watch and I like that they break for tea. That is very cool, but I don't understand. My friends from The Clash tried to explain it years and years ago, but I didn't understand what they were talking about.
There's no sense in being precise when you don't even know what you're talking about.
Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure Science.
Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
I have met with some of them - very honest fellows, who, with all their stupidity, had a kind of intelligence and an upright good sense, which cannot be the characteristics of fools.
Talking and eloquence are not the same: to speak and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks.
The foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and swearing is a vice so mean and low that every person of sense and character detests and despises it.
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.
I am a sensitive writer, actor and director. Talking business disgusts me. If you want to talk business, call my disgusting personal manager.
I don't have a problem with my body. I'm not just going to strip off all my clothing, but if the part calls for it and I don't think there's any way round, I'm absolutely fine.
It is greed to do all the talking but not to want to listen at all.
Let's talk about the Gas Company because this is my favorite job.