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.
We must not sit still and look for miracles; up and doing, and the Lord will be with thee. Prayer and pains, through faith in Christ Jesus, will do anything.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
Do not seek fame. Do not make plans. Do not be absorbed by activities. Do not think that you know. Be aware of all that is and dwell in the infinite. Wander where there is no path. Be all that heaven gave you, but act as though you have received nothing. Be empty, that is all.
There seems to be a law that governs all our actions so I never make plans.
I cannot belong to a nonprofit organization because when you receive grants, you have to make such great compromises with your artistic plans.
To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle. Every cubic inch of space is a miracle.
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
He is the best man who, when making his plans, fears and reflects on everything that can happen to him, but in the moment of action is bold.
You have to show violence the way it is. If you don't show it realistically, then that's immoral and harmful. If you don't upset people, then that's obscenity.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
All endeavor calls for the ability to tramp the last mile, shape the last plan, endure the last hours toil. The fight to the finish spirit is the one... characteristic we must posses if we are to face the future as finishers.
Realists do not fear the results of their study.
Before I do a play I say that I hope it's going to be for as short a time as possible but, once you do it, it is a paradoxical pleasure. One evening out of two there are five minutes of a miracle and for those five minutes you want to do it again and again. It's like a drug.
And the Marshall Plan, to us, meant a general who had turned into a secretary of state, and that the secretary of state saw the necessity of the reconstruction of these European countries that had suffered so heavily.
To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle.
The man who makes everything that leads to happiness depends upon himself, and not upon other men, has adopted the very best plan for living happily. This is the man of moderation, the man of manly character and of wisdom.
The man who has planned badly, if fortune is on his side, may have had a stroke of luck; but his plan was a bad one nonetheless.
Let's put it this way: art house theaters are vanishing. They have almost disappeared completely, and that means there's a shift in what audiences want to see. And they have to be aware of that and be realistic. It's as simple as that.
The majority of men meet with failure because of their lack of persistence in creating new plans to take the place of those which fail.
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?
No realistic, sane person goes around Chicago without protection.
I always say don't make plans, make options.
I knew the Fondation Cartier. It's a very free, very fine place to have exhibitions. The plan was to show working as an exhibition.
I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for the abolition of slavery.