An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought.
Meryl Streep does things I would never have thought possible... Her presence on screen is outstanding.
First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.
It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.
He was like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.
I thought how unpleasant it is to be locked out; and I thought how it is worse, perhaps, to be locked in.
Well, in 1947... in Europe and in Italy especially, we thought of America as all-powerful.
The future is called 'perhaps,' which is the only possible thing to call the future. And the important thing is not to allow that to scare you.
If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
God gives us intelligence to uncover the wonders of nature. Without the gift, nothing is possible.
We read on the foreheads of those who are surrounded by a foolish luxury, that fortune sells what she is thought to give.
Don't hit at all if it is honorably possible to avoid hitting; but never hit softly.
It is old age, rather than death, that is to be contrasted with life. Old age is life's parody, whereas death transforms life into a destiny: in a way it preserves it by giving it the absolute dimension. Death does away with time.
All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.
My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images, that it might find out what that light was wherein it was bathed... And thus, with the flash of one hurried glance, it attained to the vision of That Which Is.
Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer.
They didn't accept me theory - not a theory, but just a thought I had about this character. I noticed that this man only exists when the boy comes into the grocery.
I sometimes feel like I could do another job. Anything. Maybe because as an actress you're playing different characters, everything feels possible.
If you examine this, I think that you will find that it's the mechanics of Japanese architecture that have been thought of as the direct influence upon our architecture.
He was afflicted by the thought that where Beauty was, nothing ever ran quite straight, which no doubt, was why so many people looked on it as immoral.
My kids are not known, and I think that is very important. So far they have lived a normal life, and will continue to do so. I feel they should have the possibility to live a free life without the burden of fame I have created.
That is a Medieval way of drawing history, in which they do not respect the law and want the rest of the world to respect the law. That's not possible.
The biological task of science is to provide the fully developed human individual with as perfect a means of orientating himself as possible. No other scientific ideal can be realised, and any other must be meaningless.