Errors of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.
You're in a profession in which absolutely everybody is telling you their opinion, which is different. That's one of the reasons George Lucas never directed again.
Fix reason firmly in her seat, and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion. Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear.
It is the nature of the artist to mind excessively what is said about him. Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
Literature is strewn with the wreckage of men who have minded beyond reason the opinions of others.
I get crazy in a bookstore. It makes my heart beat hard because I want to buy everything.
It were better to have no opinion of God at all than such a one as is unworthy of him; for the one is only belief - the other contempt.
It is not best that we should all think alike; it is a difference of opinion that makes horse races.
New York... when civilization falls apart, remember, we were way ahead of you.
The stuff that I got in trouble for, the casting for The Godfather or the flag scene in Patton, was the stuff that was remembered, and was considered the good work.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
Mathematical reasoning may be regarded rather schematically as the exercise of a combination of two facilities, which we may call intuition and ingenuity.
Caught up in life, you see it badly. You suffer from it or enjoy it too much. The artist, in my opinion, is a monstrosity, something outside of nature.
Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels.
I wonder anybody does anything at Oxford but dream and remember, the place is so beautiful. One almost expects the people to sing instead of speaking. It is all like an opera.
Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.
In history, the moments during which reason and reconciliation prevail are short and fleeting.
Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.
Our moods do not believe in each other.?To-day I am full of thoughts, and can write what I please.? I see no reason why I should not have the same thought, the same power of expression, to-morrow.? What I write, whilst I write it, seems the most natural thing in the world; but yesterday I saw a dreary vacuity in this direction in which now I see so much; and a month hence, I doubt not, I shall wonder who he was that wrote so many continuous pages.? Alas for this infirm faith, this will not strenuous, this vast ebb of a vast flow!?I am God in nature; I am a weed by the wall.
The only reason I'm in Hollywood is that I don't have the moral courage to refuse the money.
Like going to my favorite restaurant, it can sometimes get hard. I just can't go to the mall.
LA's a very hard place to be unless you have people there that love you. It can be very, very lonely, and it can eat you up if you don't take care of yourself. In LA, nobody wants to talk to each other, everybody's giving each other catty looks.
As a boy, because I was born and raised in Ohio, about 60 miles north of Dayton, the legends of the Wrights have been in my memories as long as I can remember.
Remember, a real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided.