Truly great actors carry their characters in silence with them. They communicate without words the relationships that predate the movie.
Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Before embarking on important undertakings sit quietly calm your senses and thoughts and meditate deeply. You will then be guided by the great creative power of Spirit.
A subtle thought that is in error may yet give rise to fruitful inquiry that can establish truths of great value.
The faster the word sticks to the thought, the more beautiful is the effect.
He that has light within his own clear breast May sit in the centre, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts Benighted walks under the mid-day sun; Himself his own dungeon.
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.
We cannot always control our thoughts, but we can control our words, and repetition impresses the subconscious, and we are then master of the situation.
Words without thoughts never to heaven go.
Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few.
Dark Water was one of my favourite films to shoot because of Walter. I had seen the previous films he had directed, Central Station and Motorcycle Diaries, and I thought they were great. I really trusted him.
Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.
The variety of intonations which it acquires evinces in the child great delicacy of impression and of expression ; hence the faculty of forming general ideas. All we do is to aid it in grasping these ideas by suggesting our words.
It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.
Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with thought, as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words.
Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration has broken out in a great city, and no man knows what is safe, or where it will end. There is not a piece of science, but its flank may be turned to-morrow; there is not any literary reputation, not the so-called eternal names of fame, that may not be revised and condemned. The very hopes of man, the thoughts of his heart, the religion of nations, the manners and morals of mankind, are all at the mercy of a new generalization. Generalization is always a new influx of the divinity into the mind. Hence the thrill that attends it.
Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race. Not only every religious symbol, but every human thought has its page in that vast book.
Poetry should surprise by a fine excess and not by singularity, it should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.
The oldest, shortest words - "yes" and "no" - are those which require the most thought.
Poetry should... should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance.
The smallest flower is a thought, a life answering to some feature of the Great Whole, of whom they have a persistent intuition.
The Creator has not thought proper to mark those in the forehead who are of stuff to make good generals. We are first, therefore, to seek them blindfold, and then let them learn the trade at the expense of great losses.
All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.
Great thoughts and a pure heart, that is what we should ask from God.