I was raised by an actress, and I watched all those women turn 60 and ask, Shouldn't get face work? My mother and Anne Bancroft said, We're not going to fall into that.
In Italy, the country where fascism was born, we have a particular relation with the Holocaust, but as a turning point in history it belongs to everybody in the world. It is a part of humanity.
And the Marshall Plan, to us, meant a general who had turned into a secretary of state, and that the secretary of state saw the necessity of the reconstruction of these European countries that had suffered so heavily.
Readers probably haven't heard much about it yet, but they will. Quantum technology turns ordinary reality upside down.
A good heart will help you to a bonny face, my lad and a bad one will turn the bonniest into something worse than ugly.
Progress and reaction have both turned out to be swindles. Seemingly, there is nothing left but quietism robbing reality of its terrors by simply submitting to it.
Men's fortunes are on a wheel, which in its turning suffers not the same man to prosper for ever.
Of course God is endlessly multi-dimensional so every religion that exists on earth represents some face, some side of God.
When you stop talking, you've lost your customer. When you turn your back, you've lost her.
The greatest height of heroism to which an individual, like a people, can attain is to know how to face ridicule.
When I start writing songs and it turns into an overly belabored intellectual process, I just throw it out.
The country is provincial; it becomes ridiculous when it tries to ape Paris.
It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality is more important than the feeling for pictures.
Public opinion in this country is everything.
I would prefer to have a more appealing job. If I could still change careers, I would prefer it. This unfortunate art is made for long beards and ugly faces rather than for a relatively well-endowed woman.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
Endure and persist, this pain will turn good by and by.
When you see a fish you don't think of its scales, do you? You think of its speed, its floating, flashing body seen through the water... If I made fins and eyes and scales, I would arrest its movement, give a pattern or shape of reality. I want just the flash of its spirit.
When you make a drama, you spend all day beating a guy to death with a hammer, or what have you. Or, you have to take a bite out of somebody's face. On the other hand, with a comedy, you yell at Billy Crystal for an hour, and you go home.
Whoever thinks his friend more important than his country, I rate him nowhere.
It is true that we are weak and sick and ugly and quarrelsome but if that is all we ever were, we would millenniums ago have disappeared from the face of the earth.
And what's interesting about him as a comic character is that the custard pie hardly ever ends up on his face.
Whatever has happened in my quest for innovation has been part of my quest for immaculate reality.
I loved music, and in my ninth year at MIT, I decided to buy a hi-fi set. I figured that all I needed to do was look at the specifications. So I bought what looked like the best one, turned it on, and turned it off in five minutes, the sound was so poor.
In our country the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State.