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.
The only things in my life that compatibly exists with this grand universe are the creative works of the human spirit.
I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image.
The belief that there are other life forms in the universe is a matter of faith. There is not a single shred of evidence for any other life forms, and in forty years of searching, none has been discovered. There is absolutely no evidentiary reason to maintain this belief.
I am trying to teach my children to feel a responsibility for their fellow human beings and a sense of connection with... the world around them.
I have to believe there's some other life force out there. I don't know in what form. But we can't have all these galaxies and universes without something going on.
The universe is a more amazing puzzle than ever, as you glance along this bewildering series of animated forms - the hazy butterflies, the carved shells, the birds,beasts, fishes, snakes, and the upheaving principle of life everywhere incipient, in the very rock aping organized forms.
The presentations and conceptions of the average man of the world are formed and dominated, not by the full and pure desire for knowledge as an end in itself, but by the struggle to adapt himself favourably to the conditions of life.
Poets are the sense, philosophers the intelligence of humanity.
All the sculptures of today, like those of the past, will end one day in pieces... So it is important to fashion ones work carefully in its smallest recess and charge every particle of matter with life.
Enlightened people seldom or never possess a sense of responsibility.
Only through acknowledgment of the erasure and void of Jewish life can the history of Berlin and Europe have a human future.
The call of death is a call of love. Death can be sweet if we answer it in the affirmative, if we accept it as one of the great eternal forms of life and transformation.
Today is life-the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto.
The mind of a human being is formed only of comparisons made in order to examine analogies, and therefore cannot precede the existence of memory.
The impressions of the spriritual experiences gave my future life its form and content.
Time is life itself, and life resides in the human heart.
Man lives consciously for himself, but is an unconscious instrument in the attainment of the historic, universal, aims of humanity.
The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants.
I believe that a man is converted when first he hears the low, vast murmur of life, of human life, troubling his hitherto unconscious self.
Different men seek after happiness in different ways and by different means, and so make for themselves different modes of life and forms of government.
As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.
The sad part about our past is that religions, ironically enough, are responsible for creating the most destructive idea that has ever been visited upon the human race: the idea that there is such a thing as 'better.'
Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.