It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust - we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.
The good and the wise lead quiet lives.
And then you have the classical ballerinas, they're like sopranos. Applied to the dance.
Habit with it's iron sinews, clasps us and leads us day by day.
All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.
I don't feel the need to direct. I tried to get other people to direct Dances, but they wouldn't do it. They all thought it was too long. One director wanted to cut the Civil War sequence. Another thought the white woman was very cliched.
People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented, didn't they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines... There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear. But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters.
I do believe there are leaders who are like lightning and they come along and they lead. The Lincolns of the world, the Alexander the Greats, they do exist. They have existed.
The fundamental laws necessary for the mathematical treatment of a large part of physics and the whole of chemistry are thus completely known, and the difficulty lies only in the fact that application of these laws leads to equations that are too complex to be solved.
We cannot be both the world's leading champion of peace and the world's leading supplier of the weapons of war.
No sane man will dance.
There are some who want to get married and others who don't. I have never had an impulse to go to the altar. I am a difficult person to lead.
To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful. This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking.
It is good to follow one's own bent, so long as it leads upward.
The great thieves lead away the little thief.
Our love of what is beautiful does not lead to extravagance; our love of the things of the mind does not make us soft.
Exactly the same with dancing, you can't dance until you've learnt steps, the things your feet can do.
There is no road of flowers leading to glory.
If it were in my power, I would be wiser; but a newly felt power carries me off in spite of myself; love leads me one way, my understanding another.
When I played Robin Hood, I knew the great role was Alan Rickman's and it didn't bother me. I always think that leading actors should be called the best supporting actors.
Who's judging American Idol? Paula Abdul? Paula Abdul judging a singing contest is like Christopher Reeve judging a dance contest!
People who lead a lonely existence always have something on their minds that they are eager to talk about.
The solution of the difficulty is that the two mental pictures which experiment lead us to form - the one of the particles, the other of the waves - are both incomplete and have only the validity of analogies which are accurate only in limiting cases.
Although all the good arts serve to draw man's mind away from vices and lead it toward better things, this function can be more fully performed by this art, which also provides extraordinary intellectual pleasure.