It is your concern when your neighbor's wall is on fire.
I believe people who go into politics want to do the right thing. And then they hit a big wall of re-election and the pettiness of politics. In the end, politics gets in the way of the business of people.
The thornbush is the old obstacle in the road. It must catch fire if you want to go further.
Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.
There is a sort of jealousy which needs very little fire; it is hardly a passion, but a blight bred in the cloudy, damp despondency of uneasy egoism.
I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night.
But my sense in talking to people when I travel is that the film business is not that dissimilar from a lot of other businesses.
I want to be more successful as a mother than I am in show business.
Heat cannot be separated from fire, or beauty from The Eternal.
Before I was humiliated I was like a stone that lies in deep mud, and he who is mighty came and in his compassion raised me up and exalted me very high and placed me on the top of the wall.
The war is dreadful. It is the business of the artist to follow it home to the heart of the individual fighters - not to talk in armies and nations and numbers -- but to track it home.
It's easy to fall in love. The hard part is finding someone to catch you.
Don't waste a minute not being happy. If one window closes, run to the next window- or break down a door.
It's unfortunate that music has become such big business.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
I am hitting my head against the walls, but the walls are giving way.
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.
The bourgeois prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to the deathly inner consuming fire.
There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify - so that among these human creatures there is continually some birth of new heroism. The pity is that we must wonder at it, as we should at finding a pearl in rubbish.
Writing a book is a very lonely business. You are totally cut off from the rest of the world, submerged in your obsessions and memories.
The generous Critic fann'd the Poet's fire, And taught the world with reason to admire.
We live in the moment now where this whole movie business is crazy.
But the reason I became, why I wanted to be in the business was because there was Midnight Cowboy.
He is armed without who is innocent within, be this thy screen, and this thy wall of brass.
If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.