While we look to the dramatist to give romance to realism, we ask of the actor to give realism to romance.
If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads.
A bank is a place where they lend you an umbrella in fair weather and ask for it back when it begins to rain.
Finally we shall place the Sun himself at the center of the Universe.
It is almost universally felt that when we call a country democratic we are praising it; consequently, the defenders of every kind of regime claim that it is a democracy, and fear that they might have to stop using the word if it were tied down to any one meaning.
No action is ever an isolated event. Always, it invites from the universe a reaction that corresponds exactly to the type and the force of energy behind the deed.
Even sleepers are workers and collaborators on what goes on in the universe.
I'm just waiting for people to start asking me to make the rain disappear.
My mother, Dorothy Watson, had met my father in a Greek class at Northwestern University.
And then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will yes.
No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it.
He must be very ignorant for he answers every question he is asked.
Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
I did, although I didn't read from page 1 to page 187 but I read chunks of it. I did a little bit of science when I was in the university so I was able to understand the graphs and pie charts and stuff like that. It was extremely dry.
The crucial discovery was made that, in order to become painting, the universe seen by the artist had to become a private one created by himself.
You can think you've made it and yet the next day's press will always be waiting for you, the public will always ask more of you. In short, you can always do better!
People ask me this, but I've never sought to be on an A-list. I've done my own thing and my own thing has thankfully now brought me an audience.
If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal giver of life would be my god.
You would hardly believe how difficult it is to place a figure alone on a canvas, and to concentrate all the interest on this single and universal figure and still keep it living and real.
Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.
You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
The universe has a way of giving us exactly what we believe to be true or possible.
I understand that if you set out to be a celebrity, then you asked for it, but all I wanted to be was an actor.
The universe is wider than our views of it.
Master of the universe but not of myself, I am the only rebel against my absolute power.