There's something that sort of weirds me out about actors who want to be rock stars, and the other way around too.
We can now have action movies with two stars where one might be African American and one might be Asian American. One of them doesn't have to be white, and the other one doesn't have to be the ethnic sidekick. We're way over that. And I think it's happening in society, too.
The "axis mundi", seen in the sky in the form of the Milky Way, appears in the ceremonial house in the form of a sacred pole.
The point is not to take the world's opinion as a guiding star but to go one's way in life and working unerringly, neither depressed by failure nor seduced by applause.
There is only one thing that a man really wants to do, all his life; and that is, to find his way to his God, his Morning Star, salute his fellow man, and enjoy the woman who has come the long way with him.
War is a way of shattering to pieces... materials which might otherwise be used to make the masses too comfortable and... too intelligent.
I really don't consider myself to be a conventional Hollywood star. I've never really been marketed by the big studios to do mass market box office films.
Growing up in Hollywood it seemed like every kid was the child of some star. We had no idea that other people would think we were special, because there was no other lifestyle to compare it to.
What makes these creatures so awful is the feeling that they can use us in ways too horrible to imagine-and yet, we DO imagine them, which makes it worse than seeing it.
I would just never out anybody. I think everyone has to find it in their own way and their own time.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.
That is a Medieval way of drawing history, in which they do not respect the law and want the rest of the world to respect the law. That's not possible.
There's almost a fear that if you understood too deeply the way you arrived at choices, you could become self-conscious. In any case, many ideas which are full of personal meaning seem rather banal when you put words to them.
We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out, just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us trapped, locked in it.
God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees, and flowers, and clouds, and stars.
The way I grew up, I was always taught that it's uncouth to talk about money, and that's not what should inspire you.
All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
What by a straight path cannot be reached by crooked ways is never won.
All things must come to the soul from its roots, from where it is planted.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Our normal expectations about reality are created by a social consensus. We are taught how to see and understand the world. The trick of socialization is to convince us that the descriptions we agree upon define the limits of the real world. What we call reality is only one way of seeing the world, a way that is supported by social consensus.
All art is a struggle to be, in a particular sort of way, virtuous.
Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.
Go on; don't only practise your art, but force your way into its secrets, art deserves that, for it and knowledge can raise men to the Divine.