I was thinking on the plane yesterday how pathetic it is to be dreading the read-through after 25 films and 18 years of acting. I mean real terror.
It was not simply out of a spirit of contradiction that I exposed a light source to magnetic forces. The idea came to me during an investigation of the effect discovered by Kerr on light reflected by magnetic mirrors.
The idea of the sacred is quite simply one of the most conservative notions in any culture, because it seeks to turn other ideas - uncertainty, progress, change - into crimes.
What might be taken for a precocious genius is the genius of childhood. When the child grows up, it disappears without a trace. It may happen that this boy will become a real painter some day, or even a great painter. But then he will have to begin everything again, from zero.
I never quite understood these actors - though I envy them sometimes - who can lie out for a year or two. I feel as though time is a real pressing issue, and I want to get as much work done in the time that I have left.
In the realm of ideas everything depends on enthusiasm... in the real world all rests on perseverance.
There are lots of things a warrior can do at a certain time which he couldn't do years before. Those things themselves did not change; what changed was his idea of himself.
The man who does not know other languages, unless he is a man of genius, necessarily has deficiencies in his ideas.
If I'd had some set idea of a finish line, don't you think I would have crossed it years ago?
What moves those of genius, what inspires their work is not new ideas, but their obsession with the idea that what has already been said is still not enough.
The child is an original genius, which adapts itself to a form built up bit by bit by a succession of original geniuses. If there existed no language it would discover one, or find an equivalent.
The road to the future leads us smack into the wall. We simply ricochet off the alternatives that destiny offers. Our survival is no more than a question of 25, 50 or perhaps 100 years.
Prosperity or egalitarianism - you have to choose. I favor freedom - you never achieve real equality anyway: you simply sacrifice prosperity for an illusion.
You see, antiquated ideas of kindness and generosity are simply bugs that must be programmed out of our world. And these cold, unfeeling machines will show us the way.
Why does a woman work ten years to change a man's habits and then complain that he's not the man she married?
I studied, as every little French girl, the piano... I studied for 12 years and then I stopped, because I was very bored with it.
I speak fluent Hebrew and even dream in Hebrew when we visit there, once or twice a year.
We know how to speak many falsehoods that resemble real things, but we know, when we will, how to speak true things.
I can't stay No. 1 for fifty years, you know. We'll see what happens.
People can have many different kinds of pleasure. The real one is that for which they will forsake the others.
Nothing else in the world... not all the armies... is so powerful as an idea whose time has come.
Over a three year period, I gave away half of what I had. To be honest, my hands shook as I signed it away. I knew I was taking myself out of the race to be the richest man in the world.
I don't let myself get carried away by my own ideas - I abandon 19 out of 20 of them every day.
Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.
Nietzsche claimed that his genius was in his nostrils and I think that is a very excellent place for it to be.