Life is a game. Money is how we keep score.
So how critics will perceive your film or your work, or whether your movie is going to make $100 million at the box office, or whether you are going to be winning any awards - well, you have no control over that.
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
If we win, someone else loses. But if someone else loses, we lose. Which is a point we're not getting. The new spirituality will make this just painfully obvious.
I wish I could score everything for horns.
Never keep a line of retreat: it is a wretched invention.
Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her: but once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game.
It is easier to keep half a dozen lovers guessing than to keep one lover after he has stopped guessing.
I keep getting these extraordinary letters, really weird ones from American sports stars - 'I've always thought you were one pretty lady and now that you're single I want to meet you for a drink.'
It is a light thing for whoever keeps his foot outside trouble to advise and counsel him that suffers.
I've really proved that on all surfaces, everywhere in the world, I can win the title. It's been incredible for me from beginning to end.
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
You've got to keep fighting - you've got to risk your life every six months to stay alive.
Religion is what keeps the poor man from murdering the rich.
The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score, and the print the performance.
Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.
It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.
Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to the end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories but it takes brave men and women to win them.
My concern is to continue respecting my work as I've done since I began as an actor and I could only do that if I'm strong enough to keep on doing what I think best in an artistic way.
Women who wear kimonos, when the fight, they have to keep their knees together, and when they use a sword, they have to move the sleeves otherwise it gets caught.
But curb thou the high spirit in thy breast, for gentle ways are best, and keep aloof from sharp contentions.
I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.