Many ideas which are full of personal meaning seem rather banal when you put words to them.
There's almost a fear that if you understood too deeply the way you arrived at choices, you could become self-conscious.
The atheistic idea is so nonsensical that I cannot put it into words.
Our personal consumer choices have ecological, social, and spiritual consequences. It is time to re-examine some of our deeply held notions that underlie our lifestyles.
Let's put it this way: art house theaters are vanishing. They have almost disappeared completely, and that means there's a shift in what audiences want to see. And they have to be aware of that and be realistic. It's as simple as that.
Hell is yourself and the only redemption is when a person puts himself aside to feel deeply for another person.
I look at myself, and I see a Spanish person who's trying to be understood by an English-speaking audience and is putting a lot of energy into that, instead of into expressing himself freely and feeling comfortable.
Excellence, then, is a state concerned with choice, lying in a mean, relative to us, this being determined by reason and in the way in which the man of practical wisdom would determine it.
Man only plays when in the full meaning of the word he is a man, and he is only completely a man when he plays.
It is almost universally felt that when we call a country democratic we are praising it; consequently, the defenders of every kind of regime claim that it is a democracy, and fear that they might have to stop using the word if it were tied down to any one meaning.
A word does not frighten the man who, in acting, feels no fear.
My father thought sport was something fun - he didn't know it was a way to make money. Then I won a Mercedes at the world championships and I gave it to him. From the moment it arrived my father said: 'Good, you can support not just yourself but me too'.
I'm proof against that word failure. I've seen behind it. The only failure a man ought to fear is failure of cleaving to the purpose he sees to be best.
Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.
Americans enjoy uniformity in a way that the British don't; they wanted everybody of a sort of nice chorus line height and here I was, this person who was a good three inches taller than anyone else on the end of the line.
I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way.
For just when ideas fail, a word comes in to save the situation.
They're not put on earth to be martyrs; they have to want to come out. It depends on your culture, where you work, where you live. Each person's circumstances are unique.
It's not as though I'm working in some sort of vacuum, I do know exactly what my options are and it is a creative choice to go one way or the other.
The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.
I fear those big words which make us so unhappy.
The word love has by no means the same sense for both sexes, and this is one cause of the serious misunderstandings that divide them.
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.
I just decided that I would not put my professional life on hold to raise children. I know that sounds selfish to a lot of people and I don't know if what I'm doing is the right thing. But that's the way I'm doing it.