This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
Well, from an acting point of view, I bear no relation, I don't look like Alfred Kinsey at all, but I thought somewhere in my artist's soul, my actor's soul, I could capture something of the spirit of the man.
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.
What love is to man, music is to the arts and to mankind.
My whole working philosophy is that the only stable happiness for mankind is that it shall live married in blessed union to woman-kind - intimacy, physical and psychical between a man and his wife. I wish to add that my state of bliss is by no means perfect.
What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman in the midst of this world, where each person is clinging to his piece of debris? What's the proper salutation between people as they pass each other in this flood?
But my mother loved The Elephant Man, and my father gave David Lynch a scholarship to study in Rome.
Religion always remains higher than everyday life. In order to make the elevation towards religion easier for people, religion must be able to alter its forms in relation to the consciousness of modern man.
What, man, defy the devil. Consider, he's an enemy to mankind.
For me, the number three seems to have a particular significance, relevant in some strange ways to the relation between man and nature.
The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
Wood burns because it has the proper stuff in it; and a man becomes famous because he has the proper stuff in him.
If you maintain a dead church, contribute to a dead Bible-society, vote with a great party either for the government or against it, spread your table like base housekeepers, - under all these screens I have diffuculty to detect the precise man you are: and of course so much force is withdrawn from your proper life.? But do your work and I shall know you.? Do your work, and you shall reinforce yourself.? A man must consider what a blind-man's bluff is this game of conformity.? If I know your sect I anticipate your argument.
The business of art is to reveal the relation between man and his environment.
Without love a man is just a body, an empty temple without the deity. With love the deity arrives, the temple is no more empty.
When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger.
The history of religions reaches down and makes contact with that which is essentially human: the relation of man to the sacred.
No trace of slavery ought to mix with the studies of the freeborn man. No study, pursued under compulsion, remains rooted in the memory.
No man should marry until he has studied anatomy and dissected at least one woman.
The most happy man is he who knows how to bring into relation the end and beginning of his life.
In making a speech one must study three points: first, the means of producing persuasion; second, the language; third the proper arrangement of the various parts of the speech.
Every man is a deity. A god playing the fool.
We live in succession, in division, in parts, in particles. Meantime within man is the soul of the whole; the wise silence; the universal beauty,to which every part and particle is equally related, the eternal ONE.
Opportunity knocks for every man, but you have to give a woman a ring.
The man who does ill must suffer ill.