But now science, spurred on by its powerful delusion, hurtles inexorably towards its limits where the optimism hidden in the essence of logic founders. For the periphery of the circle of science has an infinite number of points and while there is no telling yet how the circle could ever be fully surveyed,the noble and gifted man, before he has reached the middle of his life, still inevitably encounters such peripheral limit points andfinds himself staring into an impenetrable darkness. If he at that moment sees to his horror how in these limits logic coils arounditself and finally bites its own tail - then the new form of knowledge breaks through, tragic knowledge, which in order to be tolerated,needs art as a protection and remedy.
I will always remember this summer day in Paris, when I was to perform a great acrobatic move. I can still see myself stepping on the ring of a packed circus along real performers.
Every gift which is given, even though is be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.
If you have a great passion it seems that the logical thing is to see the fruit of it, and the fruit are children.
There may be a great fire in our hearts, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.
Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give lustre, and many more people see than weigh.
I know these jokes aren't great, ladies and gentlemen, see this is the problem you run into when you're between impeachments.
We can do no great things; only small things with great love.
I came back out here from England and I was there for a while and it was beautiful and it is just great to see London going from Spring to Summer and Autumn.
Smallness in a great man seems smaller by its disproportion with all the rest.
I kinda see everyone as competition. I'm a very competitive person. But I think that's good. Competition is great. And as long as it's friendly and not a malicious thing, then I think it's cool.
There may be a great fire in our soul, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.
Awards were made in Hollywood, in whatever the time it was created. They're to promote each other's movies. You give me an award, I give you an award and people will believe that we are great movies and they'll go to see them. It's still the same.
I go a lot to see young people downtown in little theaters. It's great. If you start somebody's career, it's so exciting.
I crave working on those small independent movies because I love going to see those myself.
In great straits and when hope is small, the boldest counsels are the safest.
You do the best job you can. You take it step by step. It's hard enough to make a movie. If it works, that's great. If it means something beyond the moment to somebody, they can take it and it lasts through the years, we'll see.
Whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do it well; whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself completely; in great aims and in small I have always thoroughly been in earnest.
Small projects need much more help than great.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
That is the great distinction between the sexes. Men see objects, women see the relationships between objects.
The great nations have always acted like gangsters, and the small nations like prostitutes.
And I had a great time making Reloaded and Revolutions. It's great that people are coming out to see the films and I hope they enjoy them.
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.