It's funny when someone says to you 'you're hot' and all that, because I don't think of it in that way.
Affairs are easier of entrance than of exit; and it is but common prudence to see our way out before we venture in.
Then I despair... I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won. There have been murderers and tyrants, and for a time they can seem invincible. But in the end they always fall. Think of it always.
Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings.
The point is not to take the world's opinion as a guiding star but to go one's way in life and working unerringly, neither depressed by failure nor seduced by applause.
Sex is a doorway to something so powerful and mystical, but movies usually depict it in a completely flat way.
I'm very happy with the way I write. I think I do it good. But I've never really considered myself a writer.
In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.
Everything was going my way. I was happily marching into the history books. Then it all just fell apart.
All happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
The only way round is through.
The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.
Things don't change. You change your way of looking, that's all.
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.
As we ascend in love, we are called to live and express that love in every way that we can.
I don't know what women are attracted to. I can't tell, but certainly I have no notion of having sex appeal or being seductive in any way.
I hate the way market forces try to separate us out in to the appropriate demographic - basically in order to sell us things. We need to find stories that we can enjoy together, not separately.
There was a time I was very much blaming the way I felt on L. A, that it was a vacuum of creativity, of humor or anything organic, and I was really angry at the place. But then today I feel completely different - I love L. A.!
Moral habits, induced by public practices, are far quicker in making their way into men's private lives, than the failings and faults of individuals are in infecting the city at large.
Like many intellectuals, he was incapable of saying a simple thing in a simple way.
Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.
You don't only worry about the people who hate or resent you; in a way, you're more worried about the people who love you.
Hopefully, if not it's not working right. I'm like a navigator and I try to encourage our collaboration and find the best way that will produce fruit. I like fruit. I like cherries, I like bananas.
Let's put it this way: art house theaters are vanishing. They have almost disappeared completely, and that means there's a shift in what audiences want to see. And they have to be aware of that and be realistic. It's as simple as that.
I'm still the same person, thinking the same way, so it's possible I will invent something.