If you are ambitious you are political. Your ambition may take the form of religion, but the politics is there. Then you are competing with other saints.
When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.
The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.
After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on - have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear - what remains? Nature remains.
For years all I seemed to be doing was lobbying politicians and others to persuade them that European culture needed movies, and that we had to protect it.
In the same period, Polish literature also underwent some significant changes. From social-political literature, which had a great tradition and strong motivation to be that way, Polish literature changed its focus to a psychological rather than a social one.
It's a good question, because a movie isn't good or bad based on its politics. It's usually good or bad for other reasons, though you might agree or disagree with its politics.
Under every stone lurks a politician.
The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia.
Politics is such a torment that I advise everyone I love not to mix with it.
I've never done anything so political before. I've spent years shouting my mouth off about serious issues over dinner tables but never really had the confidence to express my views in a song.
Well, I wouldn't say that this experience had any influence on my decision to do this film about Andy, because Andy was apolitical. Andy was never political.
For the introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the whole state; since styles of music are never disturbed without affecting the most important political institutions.
The state is a creation of nature and man is by nature a political animal.
Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.
Political chaos is connected with the decay of language... one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end.
I steered clear of all those political intrigues, particularly when you're having to play a character. So I have to shut my eyes and ears to that.
Nazism is politically embedded in our history and it is still there, spreading like an oil stain in a society that worships business.
With it adult political audiences abandoned cinemas. In their place appeared a void. That previous political audience migrated to the seats in front of their TV.
A political victory, a rise of rents, the recovery of your sick or?return of your absent friend, or some other favorable event raises your spirits, and you think that good days are preparing for you.? Do not beleive it.? Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.
You can't divorce religious belief and public service I've never detected any conflict between God's will and my political duty. If you violate one, you violate the other.
There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers, and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.
Man is naturally a political animal.
No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute. It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.