If you're feeling insecure and you need to feel special, the best place to go is somewhere foreign where people treat you as special because you're different.
I interviewed survivors, I went to Poland, saw the cities and spent time with the people and spoke to the Jews who had come back to Poland after the war and talked about why they had come back.
People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.
The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants them to do, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
I have often talked with angels on this subject, and they have invariably declared that in heaven they are unable to divide the Divine into three, because they know and perceive that the Divine is One and this One is in the Lord.
The best people renounce all for one goal, the eternal fame of mortals; but most people stuff themselves like cattle.
It is best to erase all personal history because that would make us free from the encumbering thoughts of other people.
If other people are going to talk, conversation becomes impossible.
If the present Congress errs in too much talking, how can it be otherwise in a body to which the people send one hundred and fifty lawyers, whose trade it is to question everything, yield nothing, and talk by the hour?
If you can do what you do best and be happy, you're further along in life than most people.
But certainly in Uganda, Mozambique and South Africa, people don't really talk about sex and certainly religious leaders - some of them - up to now have been very unwilling to accept, for instance, the promotion of condom use.
After all, computers crash, people die, relationships fall apart. The best we can do is breath and reboot.
The best protection for the people is not necessarily to believe everything people tell them.
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.
These people are very unskilled in arms... with 50 men they could all be subjected and made to do all that one wished.
As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best the people honor and praise. The next the people fear, and the next the people hate. When the best leader's work is done, the people say, 'we did it ourselves!
He is an eloquent man who can treat humble subjects with delicacy, lofty things impressively and moderate things temperately.
At first, when I got bad press and people would talk bad about my family or something like that, I would get really upset, but now it's just not worth my energy.
We were talking about the space between us all and the people who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion. Never glimpse the truth - then it's far too late when they pass away.
There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it behoves all of us not to talk about the rest of us.
I want to live every moment totally and intensely. Even when I'm giving an interview or talking to people, that's all that I'm thinking about.
Now more than ever we need to talk to each other, to listen to each other and understand how we see the world, and cinema is the best medium for doing this.
I believe Aids is the most important issue we face, because how we treat the poor is a reflection of who we are as a people.
Globalization, as defined by rich people like us, is a very nice thing... you are talking about the Internet, you are talking about cell phones, you are talking about computers. This doesn't affect two-thirds of the people of the world.
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.