The life of a man who deliberately runs through his fortune often becomes a business speculation; his friends, his pleasures, patrons, and acquaintances are his capital.
He, who every morning plans the transactions of the day, and follows that plan, carries a thread that will guide him through a labyrinth of the most busy life.
I think that there is nothing, not even crime, more opposed to poetry, to philosophy, ay, to life itself than this incessant business.
No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his well-being, to risk his body, to risk his life, in a great cause.
My life is very crazy and busy, but I love it that way.
Beware the barrenness of a busy life.
Dad almost died of a heart attack in the middle of making Apocalypse Now, the biggest movie of his life. It doesn't make you want to jump into that business.
But in answer to your question about the conspiracy angle, I think that any historian worth his salt, and this is where I fault Stephen Ambrose and a lot of these guys who attack me - not all of life is a result of conspiracy by any means! Accident occurs alongside conspiracy.
So long as you don't feel life's paltry and a miserable business, the rest doesn't matter, happiness or unhappiness.
You learned the two greatest thing in life, never rat on your friends, and always keep your mouth shut.
The thing I'm the most proud of in my personal life is that my daughter actually thinks that I'm fabulous.
I'm in an agreeable state: busy, enthusiastic, curious.
I remember that Jack Lemmon, who is one of my favorite actors of all time, says that the day he stops being nervous is the day he should leave the business.
But when it really happens I'm very fascinated, I'm waiting for the moment, because the moment where life abandons you and death steps in, that moment must be fantastic, no?
I think every human being has a level of melancholy in life and in general.
Life has no blessing like a prudent friend.
But the US is a democracy, and when a government is voted out, these humanist notions of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness continue.
Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
In theory one is aware that the earth revolves, but in practice one does not perceive it, the ground upon which one treads seems not to move, and one can live undisturbed. So it is with Time in one's life.
Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.
I have found adventure in flying, in world travel, in business, and even close at hand... Adventure is a state of mind - and spirit.
The value of life can be measured by how many times your soul has been deeply stirred.
I also had a brother who was like me a musician and a composer. A man of great talent, far more gifted than I. He died very young... he killed himself in the prime of his life.
Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.