I mean, you have to be able - you have to have made the commitment within yourself to do whatever it takes to get the job done and to try to inspire other people to do it, because obviously the first rule is you can't do it by yourself.
You have to be able to deploy the themes that you want to address with a minimum of means, otherwise you aren't going to be able to get it made.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
A man like Wilde was not free to live out of the closet as a homosexual, and women in general were not able to be truly themselves; there was no place for a woman's voice to be heard or for her to express her sexuality.
But if cattle and horses or lions had hands, or were able to draw with their hands and do the work that men can do, horses would draw the forms of the gods like horses, and cattle like cattle, and they would make their bodies such as they each had themselves.
When a person cannot deceive himself the chances are against his being able to deceive other people.
Tell me, I forget, show me, I remember, Involve me, I understand.
Working hard is very important. You have to find something that you love enough to be able to take those risks, to be able to jump over the hurdles, to be able to break through the brick walls that are always going to be placed in front of you.
There is always something infinitely mean about other people's tragedies.
The great questions of the day will not be settled by means of speeches and majority decisions but by iron and blood.
Meaning and reality were not hidden somewhere behind things, they were in them, in all of them.
Color possesses me. I don't have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: Color and I are one. I am a painter.
I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end.
Art is skill, that is the first meaning of the word.
If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him you will always remember.
So many people supported me through my public life and I will never forget them.
It's not a gift of mine, but one given to me, to be able to criticise myself and not be crushed, by myself or by others.
What does it mean when people applaud? Should I give 'em money? Say thank you? Lift my dress? The lack of applause - that I can respond to.
I've been very fortunate to be able to jump around. I just did this really wonderful film called Map of the World. That was a real, amazing, dramatic story. Then I did a movie called Company Men, a little comedy about the Bay of Pigs.
I've always been fortunate in that I've been able to put myself in my own zone and relax. It comes naturally. I'm lucky to be that way.
The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one's appreciation of fundamental things like home, and love, and understanding companionship.
There are days when I'm completely depressed and able to do only one drawing.
But I suppose film is distinctive because of its nature, of its being able to cut through time with editing.
The sea, the great unifier, is man's only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.
A good man often appears gauche simply because he does not take advantage of the myriad mean little chances of making himself look stylish. Preferring truth to form, he is not constantly at work upon the facade of his appearance.