I begin to feel like most Americans don't understand the First Amendment, don't understand the idea of freedom of speech, and don't understand that it's the responsibility of the citizen to speak out.
You must understand that love never keeps a man from pursuing his Personal Legend. If he abandons that pursuit, it's because it wasn't a true love.. the love that speaks the language of the world.
I landed a job with Roger Corman. The job was to write the English dialogue for a Russian science fiction picture. I didn't speak any Russian. He didn't care whether I could understand what they were saying; he wanted me to make up dialogue.
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
Thanks to nanny, I've got a deep understanding of Russian tales.
The only language men ever speak perfectly is the one they learn in babyhood, when no one can teach them anything!
Let us speak, though we show all our faults and weaknesses, - for it is a sign of strength to be weak, to know it, and out with it - not in a set way and ostentatiously, though, but incidentally and without premeditation.
Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.
But what does interest me is the notion that if you do a lot of work it means there's a potential for other people to understand that a lot of things are possible with a sustained effort and that the broadening of experiences is possible and I think that's all art can be.
However many holy words you read, however many you speak, what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
Seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.
It is only when you suffer that you really understand.
Words impress me. If a man can speak eloquently and beautifully to me, I just melt on the floor.
Old age is, so to speak, the sanctuary of ills: they all take refuge in it.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
We were raised in an Italian-American household, although we didn't speak Italian in the house. We were very proud of being Italian, and had Italian music, ate Italian food.
Faith must trample under foot all reason, sense, and understanding.
People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it's simply necessary to love.
When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.
When they are preparing for war, those who rule by force speak most copiously about peace until they have completed the mobilization process.
We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.
Whatever that be which thinks, understands, wills, and acts, it is something celestial and divine.
I find it hard to understand why Scorsese has never called. You know, given the natural menace I bring to the screen.
You must understand, I don't have to be happy to be happy.
It's impossible to speak what it is not noble to do.