If you don't want women to do whatever they need to do then you must provide them with food, you must provide them with shelter and their basic human rights.
And then, build a bustling wonderful city of the 21st century, with a restoration of a spectacular skyline, which Manhattan, of course, needs. So, that is really the design as a whole.
Doubt, it seems to me, is the central condition of a human being in the twentieth century.
Common sense is the genius of humanity.
The human soul has still greater need of the ideal than of the real. It is by the real that we exist; it is by the ideal that we live.
Mankind has probably done more damage to the Earth in the 20th century than in all of previous human history.
What you have now is a Hollywood that is pure poison. Hollywood was a central place in the history of art in the 20th century: it was human idealism preserved. And then, like any great place, it collapsed, and it collapsed into the most awful machinery in the world. Why don't I see a Frank Capra today? Because people aren't like this anymore? People haven't changed that much in 60 years.
You pray in your distress and in your need; would that you might also pray in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.
If you fear making anyone mad, then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
But I don't know if people are meant to be together. You have to have a lot in common, choose well and be really fortunate. It's not like you're sprinkled with fairy dust. You have to believe that love will be there when you need it.
Our country, like every modern state, needs profound democratic reforms. It needs political and ideological pluralism, a mixed economy and protection of human rights and the opening up of society.
There are many reasons why novelists write, but they all have one thing in common - a need to create an alternative world.
The indestructible is one: it is each individual human being and, at the same time, it is common to all, hence the incomparably indivisible union that exists between human beings.
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
In the forty years of the people's republic, some of the worst historical traits were preserved in our people. These included even the common characteristics developed in the economic reality of the time of partitions in the 17th and 18th centuries.
You don't need to pray to God any more when there are storms in the sky, but you do have to be insured.
I finally realized that yeah I did want to be an actor and it wasn't out of habit, but I needed to grow up for myself and then kind of re-enter the industry with a sound understanding of what my sensibilities and my values are as a relatively formed human being.
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
And truly it demands something godlike in him who cast off the common motives of humanity and ventured to trust himself for a taskmaster.
Nothing is more fairly distributed than common sense: no one thinks he needs more of it than he already has.
The human body has two ends on it: one to create with and one to sit on. Sometimes people get their ends reversed. When this happens they need a kick in the seat of the pants.
To deal with individual human needs at the everyday level can be noble sometimes.
The World Trade Center is a living symbol of man's dedication to world peace... a representation of man's belief in humanity, his need for individual dignity, his beliefs in the cooperation of men, and, through cooperation, his ability to find greatness.
The human soul needs actual beauty more than bread.
People should realize women aren't just whores or virgins, I want to see women who are real human beings.