One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
We seem to have a compulsion these days to bury time capsules in order to give those people living in the next century or so some idea of what we are like.
On the contrary a film can promote the idea of change without any political message whatsoever but in its form and language can tell people that they can change their lives and contribute to progressive changes in the world.
That's a great feeling to know that I'm going into a project that I have no idea what will become of that movie, but I really trust Ang Lee. And I really trusted Ron. It's just really nice to work with people that you feel that way about.
I would like my architecture to inspire people to use their own resources, to move into the future.
What's right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity - intellect and resources - to do some thing about them.
I'd go from film to film and almost detach from one world and jump in another. I was living as these people and not having a self. I didn't know who I was. And things just get really dark.
People don't live nowadays: they get about ten percent out of life.
All those songs reflect all the people that live within me.
I don't know if people really want to know how I feel about drugs. I'm not such a stickler. I believe you can choose to live your life any way you want.
I live for being with the people I love and to live as happily as possible.
The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.
One can no longer live with people: it is too hideous and nauseating. Owners and owned, they are like the two sides of a ghastly disease.
The audience will have to focus on the visuals... But they had silent films before talkies arrived, and people went to see them.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
When each day is the same as the next, it's because people fail to recognize the good things happen in their lives everyday; that the sun rise.
Worthless people live only to eat and drink; people of worth eat and drink only to live.
I think that my work is my attempt, I suppose, is to try and become a piece of connective tissue. I'm trying to communicate with people here and in America - in rich countries - about what I see on the ground in badly affected areas.
Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
Sure, my childhood was unusual. All these eccentric, wild people frequented our home: rock stars, drag queens, models, bikers, freaks. But I was not this little rich girl. My mom and I lived in an apartment.
There are more people living in Lower Manhattan now than before the terrorist attacks. That's faith for you. There's such a strong spirit here.
Mankind is not a circle with a single center but an ellipse with two focal points of which facts are one and ideas the other.
When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.
Not only do I have to live, right, I have to get some cash for my troubles - it's a scary thing, and people need to start to think about the messages that they send in the movies.