My father was always very interested in space. I watch Star Trek and all those things, but I always had a different picture in my mind... maybe closer to Alien. I don't see it in space as much as I do see it in different planets, with each having its own strange characters.
Don't be afraid in nature: one must be bold, at the risk of having been deceived and making mistakes.
Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering.
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.
I left Scotland when I was 16 because I had no qualifications for anything but to join the Navy, having left school at 13.
Children also have artistic ability, and there is wisdom in there having it! The more helpless they are, the more instructive are the examples they furnish us; and they must be preserved free of corruption from an early age.
France, and the whole of Europe have a great culture and an amazing history. Most important thing though is that people there know how to live! In America they've forgotten all about it. I'm afraid that the American culture is a disaster.
Knowing what paint a painter uses or having an understanding of where he was in the history of where he came from doesn't hurt your appreciation of the painting.
History is Philosophy teaching by examples.
Before I left the castle I so fixed its entrances that never more can the Count enter there Undead.
Whenever it seems that we have lost someone or something, the space left behind is a natural opening to something higher, for something greater.
Hence poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history, since its statements are rather of the nature of universals, whereas those of history are singulars.
I like acting for now. But after seeing Apollo 13, what I really want to do is to be an astronaut. I'm dying to go to a space camp next summer!
To provide meaningful architecture is not to parody history but to articulate it.
It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree is connected with that of man.
I left in love, in laughter, and in truth, and wherever truth, love and laughter abide, I am there in spirit.
We expected that people were just waiting for the collapse of the Soviet Union, or at least for its retreat, and they were going to be full of initiative in all areas of life - in culture, in economy and in politics.
I will come out with my interpretation. If I'm wrong, fine. It will become part of the debris of history, part of the give and take.
The 1970s, the decade of my teenage years, was a transitional period in American youth culture.
I wouldn't say it's competitive. I think everyone has their time. Gisele is having her time, and Shirley had her time, and maybe I will have my time.
Our ignorance of history causes us to slander our own times.
No, I regret nothing, all I regret is having been born, dying is such a long tiresome business I always found.
Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.
The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.