To have great poets, there must be great audiences.
With a great poet the sense of Beauty overcomes every other consideration, or rather obliterates all consideration.
For an actor, it's great fun to play one of these hungry white sharks. Audiences love to hate them.
Poets utter great and wise things which they do not themselves understand.
Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed. Their highest merit is suggestiveness.
A great poet is the most precious jewel of a nation.
On the one hand, we had great filmic spectacles that brought in big audiences, adults as well as primary and secondary school students. On the other hand, there were attempts to create contemporary Polish film.
Like a great poet, Nature knows how to produce the greatest effects with the most limited means.
Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
I will always listen to my coaches. But first I listen to my body. If what they tell me suits my body, great. If my body doesn't feel good with what they say, then always my body comes first.
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.
Why should the composer be more guilty than the poet who warms to fantasy by a strange flame, making an idea that inspires him the subject of his own very different treatment?
Suddenly, the screens were dominated by American entertainment to the extent of something like 95 percent. As a result, audiences turned away from the kinds of films that we used to make.
I don't believe in elitism. I don't think the audience is this dumb person lower than me. I am the audience.
The salesman knows nothing of what he is selling save that he is charging a great deal too much for it.
The herd seek out the great, not for their sake but for their influence; and the great welcome them out of vanity or need.
It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations.
Every man is as heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse.
Go forth a conqueror and win great victories.
I always entertain great hopes.
If there is not the war, you don't get the great general; if there is not a great occasion, you don't get a great statesman; if Lincoln had lived in a time of peace, no one would have known his name.
Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.
The great living experience for every man is his adventure into the woman. The man embraces in the woman all that is not himself, and from that one resultant, from that embrace, comes every new action.
Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.