It is when I struggle to be brief that I become obscure.
Everybody is so talented nowadays that the only people I care to honour as deserving real distinction are those who remain in obscurity.
Men should strive to think much and know little.
Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.
To think is of itself to be useful; it is always and in all cases a striving toward God.
A man should not strive to eliminate his complexes but to get into accord with them: they are legitimately what directs his conduct in the world.
In theory there is a possibility of perfect happiness: To believe in the indestructible element within one, and not to strive towards it.
Happiness is brief. It will not stay. God batters at its sails.
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves.
The White House is giving George W. Bush intelligence briefings. You know, some of these jokes just write themselves.
Children are completely egoistic; they feel their needs intensely and strive ruthlessly to satisfy them.
The relationship to one's fellow man is the relationship of prayer, the relationship to oneself is the relationship of striving; it is from prayer that one draws the strength for one's striving.
Anger is a brief madness.
Poverty is a veil that obscures the face of greatness. An appeal is a mask covering the face of tribulation.
When a small child, I thought that success spelled happiness. I was wrong, happiness is like a butterfly which appears and delights us for one brief moment, but soon flits away.
Nevertheless, whether in occurrences lasting days, hours or mere minutes at a time, I have experienced happiness often, and have had brief encounters with it in my later years, even in old age.
Years ago I realized that maybe I made mistake, politically, when I turned a lot of that stuff down. I would go off to obscure places and make movies that six people went to see.
There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.
When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too.
I guess I didn't feel confident enough to be searching in a big public way. I was very content at the time to toil in obscurity on things that I thought might point me in certain directions or teach me certain things - not knowing what that would be.
There is enough light for those who only desire to see, and enough obscurity for those who have a contrary disposition.
To be a good actor you have to be something like a criminal, to be willing to break the rules to strive for something new.
Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition.
In labouring to be concise, I become obscure.
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.