The telephone, which interrupts the most serious conversations and cuts short the most weighty observations, has a romance of its own.
It is easier to achieve a desired result in short pieces.
If thou wilt make a man happy, add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation's heart, the excision of its memory.
The woman who does not choose to love should cut the matter short at once, by holding out no hopes to her suitor.
The dragon is the paradigmatic figure of the marine monster, of the primordial snake, symbol of the cosmic waters, of darkness, night, and death - in short, of the amorphous and virtual, of everything that has not yet aquired a "form". The dragon must be conquered and cut to pieces by the gods so that the cosmos my come to birth.
By desiring little, a poor man makes himself rich.
Every person who wins in any undertaking must be willing to cut all sources of retreat. Only by doing so can one be sure of maintaining that state of mind known as a burning desire to win - essential to success.
One of the characteristics of the dream is that nothing surprises us in it. With no regret, we agree to live in it with strangers, completely cut off from our habits and friends.
Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.
Every man makes a god of his own desire.
Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.
One that desires to excel should endeavor in those things that are in themselves most excellent.
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire.
A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has fire, women will like him.
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
It took me a long time to film the plastic bag, and then I had to get the cut of the scene right. But if you find it as beautiful as the character does, then suddenly it becomes a different movie, and so did he as a character.
The poor have to labour in the face of the majestic equality of the law, which forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for the Creator, there is no poverty.
When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains, and the women come out to cut up what remains, jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains and go to your gawd like a soldier.
Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.
The beginning of reform is not so much to equalize property as to train the noble sort of natures not to desire more, and to prevent the lower from getting more.
My purpose is to make a movie to make you warm. To give you some heat. Now, this rational world has become a place where only what is cool is good. Do you cut the movie on the basis of the beat of modernity or the basis of the beat of your own heart?
What really helps a guy to become an action hero today is the directing of the movie. All those fast cuts.