Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one's thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.
We can do no great things; only small things with great love.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.
Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
Great things are not done by impulse, but a series of small things brought together.
I've always been spontaneous and outgoing... I've tried lots of things so I've got some good life experiences, which is great 'cause it means I've got lots of material to work with as an actor.
I don't believe in perfection. I don't think there is such a thing. But the energy of wanting things to be great is a perfectionist energy.
I started to work with cotton fabrics. I used cotton because it's easy to work with, to wash, to take care of, to wear if it's warm or cold. It's great. That was the start.
Crowds are the most difficult thing for me these days because I have to walk with my head down and my eyes averted. There's still that part of me that wants to hold my head up, make eye contact and smile.
Great knowledge sees all in one. Small knowledge breaks down into the many.
The most difficult thing in life is to know yourself.
In films murders are always very clean. I show how difficult it is and what a messy thing it is to kill a man.
It's a risk casting anyone against type or what they're known to do. But there's one thing better than having a great actor, which is having a great actor who's never done what you're asking him to do. He's hungry to get out of the trailer every day and hungry to test himself.
The question is, then, do we try to make things easy on ourselves or do we try to make things easy on our customers, whoever they may be?
Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.
To find fault is easy; to do better may be difficult.
When things go right it's hard to figure out why, but when things go wrong it's really easy.
It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude tolive after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowdkeeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.
I kinda see everyone as competition. I'm a very competitive person. But I think that's good. Competition is great. And as long as it's friendly and not a malicious thing, then I think it's cool.
To rule is easy, to govern difficult.
Verily, great grace may go with a little gift; and precious are all things that come from a friend.
I know the power obedience has of making things easy which seem impossible.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration has broken out in a great city, and no man knows what is safe, or where it will end. There is not a piece of science, but its flank may be turned to-morrow; there is not any literary reputation, not the so-called eternal names of fame, that may not be revised and condemned. The very hopes of man, the thoughts of his heart, the religion of nations, the manners and morals of mankind, are all at the mercy of a new generalization. Generalization is always a new influx of the divinity into the mind. Hence the thrill that attends it.