Yet habit - strange thing! what cannot habit accomplish?
There is no harm in repeating a good thing.
True realism consists in revealing the surprising things which habit keeps covered and prevents us from seeing.
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.
In love, no one can harm anyone else; we are each of us responsible for our own feelings and cannot blame someone else for what we feel. It hurt when I lost each of the various men I fell in love with. Now, though, I am convinced that no one loses anyone, because no one owns anyone. That is the true experience of freedom: having the most important thing in the world without owning it.
My fellow students there were very smart, but the really novel thing was that they actually seemed to put a lot of effort into their school work. By the end of my first semester there, I began to get into that habit as well.
It's what I learn from the great actors that I work with. Stillness. That's all and that's the hardest thing.
Even on a personal note, my dressing table downstairs is crowded with things, like a mini landscape. It's a city with buildings and towers and roads. There's a pool and a little park. When I move something around it becomes a different tableau.
I just decided that I would not put my professional life on hold to raise children. I know that sounds selfish to a lot of people and I don't know if what I'm doing is the right thing. But that's the way I'm doing it.
It's a very difficult thing losing a parent, but I think there's an added complication for me, because he was so well-loved and he had this very open charm that made people feel they had a personal relationship with him.
Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs.
I'm very, very concerned about the Bush presidency. I'm worried about the kinds of cuts in domestic programs that mean something to a lot of people, including members of my family, who depend on certain things from the government.
Justice... is a kind of compact not to harm or be harmed.
He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.
Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire, but most by calm and prudent forethought.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest.
To think of shadows is a serious thing.
Everyone has favorite criminals. Mine are pimps. We can all rob a bank; we can all sell drugs. Being a pimp is a whole other thing.
People in their 70s can still have incredible lives. Health is the most important thing.
Television is like the invention of indoor plumbing. It didn't change people's habits. It just kept them inside the house.
It was a really interesting time in New York in the late 70s and early 80s, and the music scene was really, really interesting because you didn't have to be a virtuoso to make music, it was more about your desire to express things.
Here's to five miserable months on the wagon and the irreparable harm that it's caused me.
Ordinary riches can be stolen; real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.
And these little things may not seem like much but after a while they take you off on a direction where you may be a long way off from what other people have been thinking about.