Too few rejoice at a friend's good fortune.
A warrior-hunter knows that his death is waiting, and the very act he is performing now may well be his last battle on earth. He calls it a battle because it is a struggle. Most people move from act to act without any struggle or thought. A warrior-hunter, on the contrary, assesses every act; and since he has intimate knowledge of his death, he proceeds judiciously,as if every act were his last battle. Only a fool would fail to notice advantage a warrior-hunter has over his fellow men. A warrior-hunter gives his last battle its due respect. It's only natural that his last act on earth should be the best of himself. It's pleasurable that way. It dulls the edge of his fright.
I always write a good first line, but I have trouble in writing the others.
If you don't think drugs have done good things for us, then take all of your records, tapes and CD's and burn them.
What they could do with 'round here is a good war. What else can you expect with peace running wild all over the place? You know what the trouble with peace is? No organization.
Acting means living, it's all I do and all I'm good at. If I weren't getting paid well, I would still be acting in a small troupe somewhere.
The best executive is one who has sense enough to pick good people to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.
But if you ask what is the good of education in general, the answer is easy; that education makes good men, and that good men act nobly.
One good thing about acting in film is that it's good therapy.
If thou art able, O stranger, to find out all these things and gather them together in your mind, giving all the relations,thou shalt depart crowned with glory and knowing that thou hast been adjudged perfect in this species of wisdom.
I will begin with this confession: whatever I have done in the course of my life, whether it be good or evil, has been done freely; I am a free agent.
Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.
As told in Friendship with God, if we simply decided to believe and act as if first, we're all one, and second, life is eternal, it would render virtually everything we've done all our lives pointless.
I was told to avoid the business all together because of the rejection. People would say to me, 'Don't you want to have a normal job and a normal family?' I guess that would be good advice for some people, but I wanted to act.
To remind a man of the good turns you have done him is very much like a reproach.
The secret of getting things done is to act!
I haven't done a marathon for a long time. So we'll see. I will need good luck.
I like the character roles. Somewhere back there I really came to the conclusion in my mind that the difference between acting and stardom was major.
Acting is a tough business, and you need to be in good shape mentally and physically.
What I dream of is an art of balance, of purity and serenity devoid of troubling or depressing subject matter - a soothing, calming influence on the mind, rather like a good armchair which provides relaxation from physical fatigue.
No one should ever say that it was my ignorance if I did or showed forth anything however small according to God's good pleasure; but let this be your conclusion and let it so be thought, that - as is the perfect truth - it was the gift of God.
Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare The truth thou hast, that all may share; Be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare.
The stuff that I got in trouble for, the casting for The Godfather or the flag scene in Patton, was the stuff that was remembered, and was considered the good work.
Thou hast seen nothing yet.