I love making independent movies, and that's pretty much what I'm going to be doing for the rest of my years.
As for doing good; that is one of the professions which is full. Moreover I have tried it fairly and, strange as it may seem, am satisfied that it does not agree with my constitution.
There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it behoves all of us not to talk about the rest of us.
Are some women and children going to die? Yeah. But it's doing the right thing. You got money, you sit around talking about peace. People who don't have money need some help.
Talking isn't doing. It is a kind of good deed to say well; and yet words are not deeds.
Now more than ever we need to talk to each other, to listen to each other and understand how we see the world, and cinema is the best medium for doing this.
Leave the rest to the gods.
Do your duty and leave the rest to heaven.
I've also been doing all the literature, Italian literature. But no, I don't like to repeat very much. I like to float with the camera.
I try not to do scenes a certain way, because then I become conscious of it, and it dosen't come off as realistic. I try to make it so that I'm not really aware of what I'm doing.
I don't want to leave New York and leave my family. I don't like the distance. I just did a movie in California and it's kind of excruciating to be away from them so I think there is that sense.
I've just done a commercial in the U. S. in which I talk about stocks, shares and bonds. Everyone is amazed. They ask me: 'You really know about that stuff or did you just learn it for the commercial?' I tell them I wouldn't do it unless I understood and had an interest.
When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.
Marketing is what gets you noticed, and that side of it something - this side of it, if you like, doing interviews - is the side of it that I least enjoy, and yet is 50% of the project.
It is only when I am doing my work that I feel truly alive.
I'm in the process of working out an arrangement to make some very, very, very small films in the midst of all these films and maybe that will help. But you get tired of talking. You just want to do it.
It was tremendously satisfying to watch this color parade.
I'm the kind of person who always likes to be doing something.
If God hadn't rested on Sunday, He would have had time to finish the world.
James Joyce was a synthesizer, trying to bring in as much as he could. I am an analyzer, trying to leave out as much as I can.
A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
I have often talked with angels on this subject, and they have invariably declared that in heaven they are unable to divide the Divine into three, because they know and perceive that the Divine is One and this One is in the Lord.
The opportunity for doing mischief is found a hundred times a day, and of doing good once in a year.
So long as you don't feel life's paltry and a miserable business, the rest doesn't matter, happiness or unhappiness.
Strength of mind rests in sobriety; for this keeps your reason unclouded by passion.