A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.
Some mystery should be left in the revelation of character in a play, just as a great deal of mystery is always left in the revelation of character in life, even in one's own character to himself.
What constitutes a real, live human being is more of a mystery than ever these days, and men each one of whom is a valuable, unique experiment on the part of nature are shot down wholesale.
Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add 'within the limits of the law' because law is often but the tyrant's will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.
Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust - we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.
There are deeper strata of truth in cinema, and there is such a thing as poetic, ecstatic truth. It is mysterious and elusive, and can be reached only through fabrication and imagination and stylization.
Hard work has made it easy. That is my secret. That is why I win.
People often complain that music is too ambiguous, that what they should think when they hear it is so unclear, whereas everyone understands words. With me, it is exactly the opposite, and not only with regard to an entire speech but also with individual words.
The general will rules in society as the private will governs each separate individual.
Many individuals have, like uncut diamonds, shining qualities beneath a rough exterior.
The secret of life is to have a task, something you devote your entire life to, something you bring everything to, every minute of the day for the rest of your life. And the most important thing is, it must be something you cannot possibly do.
This is the very worst wickedness, that we refuse to acknowledge the passionate evil that is in us. This makes us secret and rotten.
The secret of my success is my hairspray.
The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in Heaven.
It is not as though the process of production holds any mystery for me, I know exactly what it involves and I know the predominant concern in shooting one of those things is production values - or as they would say, seeing it all up there on screen.
A writer should have this little voice inside of you saying, Tell the truth. Reveal a few secrets here.
Celebrity and secrets don't go together. The bastards will get you in the end.
The credit of advancing science has always been due to individuals and never to the age.
Society cares for the individual only so far as he is profitable.
He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.
Don't let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth - don't let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency.
If one could be friendly with women, what a pleasure - the relationship so secret and private compared with relations with men. Why not write about it truthfully?
The greatest height of heroism to which an individual, like a people, can attain is to know how to face ridicule.
Suicide, moreover, was at the time in vogue in Paris: what more suitable key to the mystery of life for a skeptical society?
The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.