Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.
After the knowledge of, and obedience to, the will of God, the next aim must be to know something of His attributes of wisdom, power, and goodness as evidenced by His handiwork.
I may be as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration has broken out in a great city, and no man knows what is safe, or where it will end. There is not a piece of science, but its flank may be turned to-morrow; there is not any literary reputation, not the so-called eternal names of fame, that may not be revised and condemned. The very hopes of man, the thoughts of his heart, the religion of nations, the manners and morals of mankind, are all at the mercy of a new generalization. Generalization is always a new influx of the divinity into the mind. Hence the thrill that attends it.
I don't know whether I believe in God or not. I think, really, I'm some sort of Buddhist. But the essential thing is to put oneself in a frame of mind which is close to that of prayer.
The best way to know God is to love many things.
Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.
But God really did bless me, you know? He really said, All right. Come on. I'm still waiting for you. Get over here. Get over here.
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
Everybody has a job to do. There are people in Iraq on both sides of this war who do what they do for religious reasons, and they feel with God on their side. Some people are good at annihilating people. Maybe that's their gift.
Casey Affleck is a really good friend of mine. I know Casey a lot better than I know Ben, even though Ben and I have worked together a lot.
I know the only reason that I haven't gotten many good parts is because I am Latin - and they tell it to my face a lot of times.
But I like not these great success of yours; for I know how jealous are the gods.
It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.
So, thanks God, our films, our first films were suddenly being appreciated by the Western media; especially France was very good, and Switzerland was very good.
I just want to make one really good movie a year. And when I die, to know I was honest as an artist.
Cease to think that the decrees of the gods can be changed by prayers.
Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature, God's image, but thee who destroys a good book, kills reason its self.
A lot of actors get concerned about their own image, even going so far as to rewrite a movie to best serve that image. All I want to do is be in good movies.
I would rather die than do something which I know to be a sin, or to be against God's will.
Even if I know I shall never change the masses, never transform anything permanent, all I ask is that the good things also have their place, their refuge.
We never know, believe me, when we have succeeded best.
A good novel is worth more then the best scientific study.
While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God's creation.