Technology has advanced more in the last thirty years than in the previous two thousand. The exponential increase in advancement will only continue. Anthropological Commentary The opposite of a trivial truth is false; the opposite of a great truth is also true.
In the first years after the systemic transition, our screens showed American entertainment that had not been available before, or had been available only sporadically.
I'm sorry that we have to have a Washington presence. We thrived during our first 16 years without any of this. I never made a political visit to Washington and we had no people here. It wasn't on our radar screen. We were just making great software.
One of the most considerable advantages the great have over their inferiors is to have servants as good as themselves.
A bad neighbor is as great a calamity as a good one is a great advantage.
You have many years ahead of you to create the dreams that we can't even imagine dreaming. You have done more for the collective unconscious of this planet than you will ever know.
I was really into dancing, taking six classes a week, and my real dream was to be in a Broadway show.
You do the best job you can. You take it step by step. It's hard enough to make a movie. If it works, that's great. If it means something beyond the moment to somebody, they can take it and it lasts through the years, we'll see.
Nothing great 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.
I have been making films for the last 25 years and have played characters created and inspired by others, and I often enjoyed myself doing that.
I think it's fair to say that personal computers have become the most empowering tool we've ever created. They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity, and they can be shaped by their user.
I was very lucky and eventually showed the film, got some good responses, and some people helped to make the longer version of the film.
I know whenever it comes to be really dysfunctional and vile and base and hostile on screen, I'm good at that!
A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form, he is not constantly at work upon the facade of his appearance.
So I continued through my next school, which takes me up to the age of 17, moving from the bottom stream of one year into the bottom stream of the next year, all the way through. I showed other talents which gave me self-respect, which is fine.
The fundamental evil of the world arose from the fact that the good Lord has not created money enough.
Ninety per cent of how you learn is watching great people. When you are surrounded by good actors it lifts your performance.
There are times when fear is good. It must keep its watchful place at the heart's controls. There is advantage in the wisdom won from pain.
Right now my career is totally schizophrenic, because when an American production like Hitchcock Presents asks to see my work I would never dream of showing them my independent films.
Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.
We go to Australia with LeAnn Rimes for a couple of weeks in October. We have a lot of shows between now and the end of the year.
People are capable, at any time in their lives, of doing what they dream of.
If you maintain a dead church, contribute to a dead Bible-society, vote with a great party either for the government or against it, spread your table like base housekeepers, - under all these screens I have diffuculty to detect the precise man you are: and of course so much force is withdrawn from your proper life.? But do your work and I shall know you.? Do your work, and you shall reinforce yourself.? A man must consider what a blind-man's bluff is this game of conformity.? If I know your sect I anticipate your argument.
The advantage of being eighty years old is that one has had many people to love.
And who cares, five years down the road, what most movies made or didn't make? If it's good, it stands up.