The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war. Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.
If you go into a bar in most places in America and even say the word poetry, you'll probably get beaten up. But poetry is a really strong, beautiful form to me, and a lot of innovation in language comes from poetry.
I want do a Mandarin language movie. It'll probably be the next movie I do after the one I do next.
Work is the order of the day, just as it was at one time, with our first starts and our best efforts. Do you remember? Therein lies its delight. It brings back the forgotten; one's stores of energy, seemingly exhausted, come back to life.
Down the road, I'll probably have a kid or two or three. And there will probably be political events or spiritual things to comment on, and humor.
The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results, just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
A political victory, a rise of rents, the recovery of your sick or?return of your absent friend, or some other favorable event raises your spirits, and you think that good days are preparing for you.? Do not beleive it.? Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
My shows aren't about trying to save some place, because I don't feel that's the right venue for it. That's my politics right there: Don't bring politics to my shows.
Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.
Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
I truly believe that all power corrupts. Such is probably the thinking behind every political film ever made in Hollywood.
On the contrary a film can promote the idea of change without any political message whatsoever but in its form and language can tell people that they can change their lives and contribute to progressive changes in the world.
Once you embody the language, the character comes really naturally, especially when you put the costume on.
Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.
Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order.
Also, if you have an accident, you can't start to dance again at the top, you're too weak; you start with the easy things - the way you did them when you were young, and come up up up, the way you did then.
I started working with friends of mine and that, to some degree, continues.
Mankind has probably done more damage to the Earth in the 20th century than in all of previous human history.
Politics ruins the character.
You know, America loves the underdog and I'm no longer the underdog, so if people are going to start taking shots at me, I'm ready for that.
When I started working for Rolling Stone, I became very interested in journalism and thought maybe that's what I was doing, but it wasn't.
We are more closely connected to the invisible than to the visible.
Whatever starts in California unfortunately has an inclination to spread.
Ambition is the root of politics.