My errors will point to thinking men the various roads, and will teach them the great art of treading on the brink of the precipice without falling into it.
I'm still the same person, thinking the same way, so it's possible I will invent something.
When small men attempt great enterprises, they always end by reducing them to the level of their mediocrity.
I think a child should be allowed to take his father's or mother's name at will on coming of age. Paternity is a legal fiction.
Produce great men, the rest follows.
If there is not the war, you don't get the great general; if there is not a great occasion, you don't get a great statesman; if Lincoln had lived in a time of peace, no one would have known his name.
Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents.
When I saw the first I couldn't believe I was in another great movie that would be made into a trilogy. This movie is quite visible and I think it will stand the test of time. I think kids and parents will love this movie for a long time.
And that's how the world, I think, imagines French women you know like very womanly and seducing men and that's how they like to imagine them.
Well, I think one doesn't really have to invent this memorial space, because it is already there. And it is speaking with a voice and, you know, 4 million of us came to see the site.
Of all the possessions of this life fame is the noblest; when the body has sunk into the dust the great name still lives.
Life holds one great but quite commonplace mystery. Though shared by each of us and known to all, seldom rates a second thought. That mystery, which most of us take for granted and never think twice about, is time.
Great men, unknown to their generation, have their fame among the great who have preceded them, and all true worldly fame subsides from their high estimate beyond the stars.
Great deeds give choice of many tales. Choose a slight tale, enrich it large, and then let wise men listen.
We know but a few men, a great many coats and breeches.
I've been called many names like perfectionist, difficult and obsessive. I think it takes obsession, takes searching for the details for any artist to be good.
You will find men who want to be carried on the shoulders of others, who think that the world owes them a living. They don't seem to see that we must all lift together and pull together.
It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.
I think there are good men and women in all decades. We've grown cynical. And look at what we do to all our heroes: Churchill, FDR, Kennedy, they all had affairs. But heroic things happen every day.
We often don't think of them, we think of the great wars and the great battles, but what about losing a son or a daughter, or a girl losing her husband or vice versa? I think of the people who never got the chance to have the opportunities I had.
Nothing in the affairs of men is worthy of great anxiety.
I think all women go through periods where we hate this about ourselves, we don't like that. It's great to get to a place where you dismiss anything you're worried about. I find flaws attractive. I find scars attractive.
Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed. Their highest merit is suggestiveness.
Faith, there hath been many great men that have flattered the people who ne'er loved them.
I don't believe in perfection. I don't think there is such a thing. But the energy of wanting things to be great is a perfectionist energy.