I was perceiving myself as good as a man or equal to a man and as powerful and I wanted to look ambiguous because I thought that was a very interesting statement to make through the media. And it certainly did cause quite a few ripples and interest and shock waves.
Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who flirts with him wants him to kiss her - when, nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her?
When man decides he can control nature, he's in deep trouble.
It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature.
No man who knows aught, can be so stupid to deny that all men naturally were born free.
Nature is relentless and unchangeable, and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons and actions are understandable to man or not.
The machine does not isolate man from the great problems of nature but plunges him more deeply into them.
We must always take from nature what we paint and always choose the most beautiful things.
The Artist is he who detects and applies the law from observation of the works of Genius, whether of man or Nature. The Artisan is he who merely applies the rules which others have detected.
There is something wrong about the man who wants help. There is somewhere a deep defect, a want, in brief, a need, a crying need, somewhere about that man.
It is quite true, as some poets said, that the God who created man must have had a sinister sense of humor, creating him a reasonable being, yet forcing him to take this ridiculous posture, and driving him with blind craving for this ridiculous performance.
I do not understand what the man who is happy wants in order to be happier.
Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance.
Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take small steps.
A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
Moreover, no one is judged from the natural man, thus not so long as he lives in the natural world, for man is then in a natural body; but everyone is judged in the spiritual man, and therefore when he comes into the spiritual world, for man is then in a spiritual body.
Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed, for if you merely offend them they take vengeance, but if you injure them greatly they are unable to retaliate, so that the injury done to a man ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.
There is only one thing that a man really wants to do, all his life; and that is, to find his way to his God, his Morning Star, salute his fellow man, and enjoy the woman who has come the long way with him.
That's what a man wants in a wife, mostly; he wants to make sure one fool tells him he's wise.
There's one thing better than having a great actor, and that's having a great actor who's never done this kind of role before and is hungry to do it. They're testing themselves every day. They want to get out of their trailer and get to work.
I think it's better when you're natural, when you just do whatever you want, instead of doing classes where I see all these other people holding back because they've been trained with certain skills or techniques. I'm like, whatever.
Do not measure your loss by itself; if you do, it will seem intolerable; but if you will take all human affairs into account you will find that some comfort is to be derived from them.
Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.
What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step.
Irreversible is not glamorous at all. I try to do different things because I want to grow as an actress and I like to take risks.