I finally realized that yeah I did want to be an actor and it wasn't out of habit, but I needed to grow up for myself and then kind of re-enter the industry with a sound understanding of what my sensibilities and my values are as a relatively formed human being.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsions, habit, reason, passion, desire.
In human intercourse the tragedy begins, not when there is misunderstanding about words, but when silence is not understood.
Jesus wept; Voltaire smiled. From that divine tear and from that human smile is derived the grace of present civilization.
Reason and justice tell me there's more love for humanity in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism.
A computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive a human into believing that it was human.
All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.
When you say you are in love with humanity, you are well satisfied with yourself.
There are quantities of human faces, but there are many more faces, for each person has several.
I am one of those who think like Nobel, that humanity will draw more good than evil from new discoveries.
Human beings, vegetables, or cosmic dust - we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.
Society has always seemed to demand a little more from human beings than it will get in practice.
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
Humans are born in truth, but we grow up believing in lies. One of the biggest lies in the story of humanity is the lie of our imperfection.
You must take the risk to disclose yourself in order to become more real, more human. And even if the price is high.
Cities are the greatest creations of humanity.
Lies are essential to humanity. They are perhaps as important as the pursuit of pleasure and moreover are dictated by that pursuit.
I could prove God statistically. Take the human body alone - the chances that all the functions of an individual would just happen is a statistical monstrosity.
To fall into a habit is to begin to cease to be.
Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom.
It contributes greatly towards a man's moral and intellectual health, to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate.
He ate and drank the precious Words, his Spirit grew robust; He knew no more that he was poor, nor that his frame was Dust.
America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense human rights invented America.
One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
The eye of a human being is a microscope, which makes the world seem bigger than it really is.