I never felt comfortable in real life very well. It's always been an awkward kind of thing for me and so when I hit the stage I just sensed freedom. I sensed here's a place that I can have all the experiences of life and not feel uncomfortable about it.
Here, on the river's verge, I could be busy for months without changing my place, simply leaning a little more to right or left.
Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
Sublime upon sublime scarcely presents a contrast, and we need a little rest from everything, even the beautiful.
Be thou comforted, little dog, Thou too in Resurrection shall have a little golden tail.
Acting is a tough business, and you need to be in good shape mentally and physically.
If you add a little to a little and do this often, soon the little will become great.
I'm lucky. The best possible place in the world for training is Addis Ababa, so I am home all the time except when I am racing. I like to be there, near my family, my kids, also the real estate business I run with my wife.
My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whisky.
It is clearly better that property should be private, but the use of it common; and the special business of the legislator is to create in men this benevolent disposition.
If education is always to be conceived along the same antiquated lines of a mere transmission of knowledge, there is little to be hoped from it in the bettering of man's future. For what is the use of transmitting knowledge if the individual's total development lags behind?
Everything becomes a little different as soon as it is spoken out loud.
Unlike grown ups, children have little need to deceive themselves.
But I think it's a little different in Europe, because 40 is really the best age for a woman. That's when we hit our peak and become this ripe fruit.
If you add a little to a little, and then do it again, soon that little shall be much.
The tools I need for my work are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey.
I so desperately wanted to be Mr. Somebody. Instead, I was the little brother, included to a point.
The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time.
If you're feeling insecure and you need to feel special, the best place to go is somewhere foreign where people treat you as special because you're different.
Good character is not formed in a week or a month. It is created little by little, day by day. Protracted and patient effort is needed to develop good character.
However, I'm at a very comfortable place in my career and celebrity, in that I don't have to audition as extensively as I used to for roles but yet I'm not immediately recognizable.
But I've never felt that being an actress is being in a comfortable place. It's seen from the outside that we're being driven in big cars and having these gorgeous suites and all of that. But come on, it's not about that.
The little reed, bending to the force of the wind, soon stood upright again when the storm had passed over.
If you should put even a little on a little and should do this often, soon this would become big.