A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
Writers and politicians are natural rivals. Both groups try to make the world in their own images; they fight for the same territory.
Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
Right now I think censorship is necessary; the things they're doing and saying in films right now just shouldn't be allowed. There's no dignity anymore and I think that's very important.
If you insist upon fighting to protect me, or 'our' country, let it be understood soberly and rationally between us that you are fighting to gratify a sex instinct which I cannot share; to procure benefits where I have not shared and probably will not share.
The fundamental laws necessary for the mathematical treatment of a large part of physics and the whole of chemistry are thus completely known, and the difficulty lies only in the fact that application of these laws leads to equations that are too complex to be solved.
The mediation by the serpent was necessary. Evil can seduce man, but cannot become man.
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
As soon as laws are necessary for men, they are no longer fit for freedom.
Doing physical or fighting scenes in movies is really the hardest part, so wherever I could have the stunt guy do it, I'd prefer to have him do it.
Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite, that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason.
Since God had commanded it, it was necessary that I do it. Since God commanded it, even if I had a hundred fathers and mothers, even if I had been a King's daughter, I would have gone nevertheless.
Humor was not important only for me, humor was important for this nation for centuries, to survive, you know.
The most important things to say are those which often I did not think necessary for me to say - because they were too obvious.
We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.
An enlightened person is the richest person possible, but his richness comes from surrender, not from fight. He does not... he has not any conflict with the whole. He has fallen in harmony, he is in a harmonia.
I don't think people understand that being poor means you have to work from dawn until dusk just to survive through the day. I think there's some notion that poor people lie about all day not doing anything.
And if we're all one, we need to stop our competition with each other. Most of the decisions we make are about survival and winning.
One can survive anything these days, except death, and live down anything except a good reputation.
There are evils that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever... money, for instance, or war.
For this generation, ours, life is nuclear survival, liberty is human rights, the pursuit of happiness is a planet whose resources are devoted to the physical and spiritual nourishment of its inhabitants.
If you have embraced a creed which appears to be free from the ordinary dirtiness of politics - a creed from which you yourself cannot expect to draw any material advantage - surely that proves that you are in the right?
I don't think I'll ever be a producer who's into taking the meetings and fighting the big fights with studios. I really don't like that part. I'm much more interested in the material.
Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth.