Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few.
A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
Better a little which is well done, than a great deal imperfectly.
Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is 'elephant'.
It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information.
Character, in great and little things, means carrying through what you feel able to do.
I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.
The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
It is not as though the process of production holds any mystery for me, I know exactly what it involves and I know the predominant concern in shooting one of those things is production values - or as they would say, seeing it all up there on screen.
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.
Be silent or let thy words be worth more than silence.
I would say that music is the easiest means in which to express, but since words are my talent, I must try to express clumsily in words what the pure music would have done better.
These seem to me so ambiguous, so vague, so easily misunderstood in comparison to genuine music, which fills the soul with a thousand things better than words.
Truly great actors carry their characters in silence with them. They communicate without words the relationships that predate the movie.
At Princeton I gained a great deal of pleasure from success in my classes. knowing that I could accomplish those things, and I realized that my success was directly proportionate to the work I put in.
There is no such thing as a little country. The greatness of a people is no more determined by their numbers than the greatness of a man is by his height.
Silence is better than unmeaning words.
All I know is what the words know, and dead things, and that makes a handsome little sum, with a beginning and a middle and an end, as in the well-built phrase and the long sonata of the dead.
Going out hanging out with the troops, and you know it's kind of all summed up in the TV show, I don't what else I can say about it. It's a great thing to do, something I'm definitely proud of.
I wouldn't say anything I ever did in film would be something I'd use the word proud about. I've done better work in the theater.
It's a risk casting anyone against type or what they're known to do. But there's one thing better than having a great actor, which is having a great actor who's never done what you're asking him to do. He's hungry to get out of the trailer every day and hungry to test himself.
Verily, great grace may go with a little gift; and precious are all things that come from a friend.
I should like to suggest to you that the cause of all the economic troubles is that we have an economic system which tries to maintain an equality of value between two things, which it would be better to recognise from the beginning as of unequal value.
Not every truth is the better for showing its face undisguised; and often silence is the wisest thing for a man to heed.
Little things please little minds.