Women are not in love with me but with the picture of me on the screen. I am merely the canvas on which women paint their dreams.
And you have to remember that I came to America as an immigrant. You know, on a ship, through the Statue of Liberty. And I saw that skyline, not just as a representation of steel and concrete and glass, but as really the substance of the American Dream.
Let the tutor not merely require a verbal account of what the boy has been taught but the meaning and the substance of it:let him judge how the child has profited from it not from the evidence of his memory but from that of his life. Let him take what the boy has just learned and make him show him dozens of different aspects of it andthen apply it to just as many different subjects, in order to find out whether he has really grasped it and make it part of himself,judging the boy's progress by what Plato taught about education. Spewing up food exactly as you have swallowed it is evidence of a failureto digest and assimilate it; the stomach has not done its job if, during concoction, it fails to change the substance and the form of what it is given.
You think the shadow is the substance.
Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
When you are old and gray and full of sleep, and nodding by the fire, take down this book and slowly read, and dream of the soft look your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep.
Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
Men are the dreams of a shadow.
Henceforth space by itself, and time by itself, are doomed to fade away into mere shadows, and only a kind of union of the two will preserve an independent reality.
Dreams are today's answers to tomorrow's questions.
The only difference between doctors and lawyers is that lawyers merely rob you, whereas doctors rob you and kill you, too.
There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.
The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads; to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams.
Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one.
We all have a childhood dream that when there is love, everything goes like silk, but the reality is that marriage requires a lot of compromise.
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.
My dream is to save them from nature.
Suffering is the substance of life and the root of personality, for it is only suffering that makes us persons.
A man can live and be healthy without killing animals for food; therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite.
For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.
Books constitute capital. A library book lasts as long as a house, for hundreds of years. It is not, then, an article of mere consumption but fairly of capital, and often in the case of professional men, setting out in life, it is their only capital.
A people always ends by resembling its shadow.
I can never decide whether my dreams are the result of my thoughts, or my thoughts the result of my dreams.