What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined - to strengthen each other - to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
I love women. I'm trying to do beautiful things with them. I'm not trying to insult them. My life is not about that.
What beauty is, I know not, though it adheres to many things.
No greater thing is created suddenly, any more than a bunch of grapes or a fig. If you tell me that you desire a fig, I answer you that there must be time. Let it first blossom, then bear fruit, then ripen.
We must always take from nature what we paint and always choose the most beautiful things.
When God desires to destroy a thing, he entrusts its destruction to the thing itself. Every bad institution of this world ends by suicide.
The proximity of a desirable thing tempts one to overindulgence. On that path lies danger.
I love everything that's beautiful. A lot of things.
Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought.
Art is the most beautiful deception of all. And although people try to incorporate the everyday events of life in it, we must hope that it will remain a deception lest it become a utilitarian thing, sad as a factory.
Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.
The ballet is a purely female thing; it is a woman, a garden of beautiful flowers, and man is the gardener.
Common sense is the most fairly distributed thing in the world, for each one thinks he is so well-endowed with it that even those who are hardest to satisfy in all other matters are not in the habit of desiring more of it than they already have.
A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.
I didn't watch much TV as a kid and I don' t watch it now. I don' t find anything beautiful or unique to the medium, and the only thing you can do on TV that you can't do in film is make a continuing story - which is so cool!
I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator, then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose.
A beautiful thing never gives so much pain as does failing to hear and see it.
Our love of what is beautiful does not lead to extravagance; our love of the things of the mind does not make us soft.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.
One that desires to excel should endeavor in those things that are in themselves most excellent.
A horse is a thing of beauty... none will tire of looking at him as long as he displays himself in his splendor.
Once you have made the decision to do the film, once you have identified the desire and all the deep and personal, intimate, artistic reasons why you want to do the film, then it's more a matter of how to do things.
Only those things are beautiful which are inspired by madness and written by reason.
I talked to ex-wives of musicians of the '70s for research. They're the funniest people in the world, yet there is this sad, beautiful thing in their eyes that says they've seen more than they could ever possibly tell you.
It's about how to bring together the seemingly contradictory aspects of the memorial, which is about a tragedy and how it changed the world, but also about creating a vital and beautiful city of the 21st century.