Entertainment today constantly emphasises the message that things are wonderful the way they are. But there is another kind of cinema, which says that change is possible and necessary and it's up to you.
Every reader finds himself. The writer's work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.
With Alien, because we always use a different director, each one kind of stands on its own. So I guess it's possible for them to make another one, but we have no plans.
There are two kinds of truths: those of reasoning and those of facts. The truths of reasoning are necessary and their opposite is impossible; the truths of fact are contingent and their opposites are possible.
I feel like I haven't done my best work yet. I feel like there's a world of possibilities out there.
You can perform all kind of characters but you cannot change what people feel for you.
There is only one failure in life possible, and that is not to be true to the best one knows.
The principal task of a conductor is not to put himself in evidence but to disappear behind his functions as much as possible. We are pilots, not servants.
The essence of cinema is editing. It's the combination of what can be extraordinary images of people during emotional moments, or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of alchemy.
A beam of compound light is no longer reflected by the lined surface in the ordinary way; instead each special kind of light follows its own path.
Guard well within yourself that treasure, kindness. Know how to give without hesitation, how to lose without regret, how to acquire without meanness.
Once you attempt legislation upon religious grounds, you open the way for every kind of intolerance and religious persecution.
I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.
An unimaginative person can neither be reverent or kind.
The religious man sought to live as near as possible to the "Center of the World".
Passion is very important to me. If you stop enjoying things, you've got to look at it, because it can lead to all kinds of depressing scenarios.
I started taking singing classes just two years ago. It was great. I never knew I could sing but I kind of found my voice.
Not to get overly psychological about this, but it's probably why I became an actress in the first place: for that kind of freedom and refuge, as well as for the fact that I just love acting so much.
Kindness is ever the begetter of kindness.
In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.
I'd love to talk to Joaquin Phoenix because he's a very private guy. Also, he's creating a new kind of sexy leading man. To me, his face is new and might be legendary someday.
My mom took me to see Carnal Knowledge and The Wild Bunch and all these kind of movies when I was a kid.
Henceforth space by itself, and time by itself, are doomed to fade away into mere shadows, and only a kind of union of the two will preserve an independent reality.
To say that a work of art is good, but incomprehensible to the majority of men, is the same as saying of some kind of food that it is very good but that most people can't eat it.
I look forward to these confrontations with the press to kind of balance up the nice and pleasant things that come to me as president.