Living in L. A., everyone likes to mold you and change you. I don't care about fame, I don't care about being a celebrity. I know that's part of the job, but I don't feed into anyone's idea of who I should be.
The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules, whose would you use?
Cure yourself of the affliction of caring how you appear to others. Concern yourself only with how you appear before God, concern yourself only with the idea that God may have of you.
The ideal and the beautiful are identical; the ideal corresponds to the idea, and beauty to form; hence idea and substance are cognate.
Creativity comes from a conflict of ideas.
Any film that supports the idea that things can be changed is a great film in my eyes.
To read a writer is for me not merely to get an idea of what he says, but to go off with him and travel in his company.
The history of mankind is the history of ideas.
When you left on Saturday, I felt a horrible void, I saw you everywhere, on the beach, in your room, in the garden: impossible for me to get used to the idea that you had left.
An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought.
Maybe philosophy - I love talking about ideas. Or maybe art history. I was thinking about psychology, then I got really afraid because everybody says it's terribly boring.
It was my care to make my life illustrious not by words more than by deeds.
I had no idea this thing was televised. Boy, is my face red.
I don't film messages. I let the post office take care of those.
Science is a cemetery of dead ideas.
Thought is a key to all treasures; the miser's gains are ours without his cares. Thus I have soared above this world, where my enjoyment have been intellectual joys.
Take care to sell your horse before he dies. The art of life is passing losses on.
I do not care so much what I am to others as I care what I am to myself.
A careful physician... before he attempts to administer a remedy to his patient, must investigate not only the malady of the man he wishes to cure, but also his habits when in health, and his physical constitution.
If you have this enormous talent, it's got you by the balls, it's a demon. You can't be a family man and a husband and a caring person and be that animal. Dickens wasn't that nice a guy.
I think that it's not as crazily different, my job, from anyone else's, as people let themselves believe. I think people get wrapped up in their own idea of what it is, but it's really not that.
Harold, like the rest of us, had many impressions which saved him the trouble of distinct ideas.
The sad part about our past is that religions, ironically enough, are responsible for creating the most destructive idea that has ever been visited upon the human race: the idea that there is such a thing as 'better.'
I was never a quick writer, but composed with great care and efforts.
We really want to see how the idea of an intellectual action movie is received by the world.