I've never been one of those actors who has touted myself as a fascinating human being. I had to decide early on whether I was to be an actor or a personality.
I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success... Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.
Even though I love my mother, I didn't want to make an idealized portrait of her. I'm fascinated more by her defects - they are funnier than her other qualities.
No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself.
I could prove God statistically. Take the human body alone - the chances that all the functions of an individual would just happen is a statistical monstrosity.
I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.
I'm a human being and I fall in love and sometimes I don't have control of every situation.
Man lives consciously for himself, but is an unconscious instrument in the attainment of the historic, universal, aims of humanity.
Human misery is too great for men to do without faith.
Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. People have the right to expect that these wants will be provided for by this wisdom.
It is not in giving life but in risking life that man is raised above the animal; that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity not to the sex that brings forth but to that which kills.
On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.
Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.
The creation of the world becomes an archetype of every creative human gesture, whatever its plane of reference may be.
Cruelty might be very human, and it might be cultural, but it's not acceptable.
Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.
There are times when one would like to hang the whole human race, and finish the farce.
The muscular, athletic type is not representative of the human race, who are varied in their physique.
If we were logical, the future would be bleak indeed. But we are more than logical. We are human beings, and we have faith, and we have hope.
There are only two styles of portrait painting; the serious and the smirk.
Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.
Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.