The joy we get as actors is out of transforming ourselves into something that's not necessarily anything true to ourselves. And it's a power - not being yourself, and being in the role; it's just like another prop.
A prayer couched in the words of the soul, is far more powerful than any ritual.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
There are old heads in the world who cannot help me by their example or advice to live worthily and satisfactorily to myself; but I believe that it is in my power to elevate myself this very hour above the common level of my life.
Chance is always powerful. Let your hook always be cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be fish.
There is no witness so terrible and no accuser so powerful as conscience which dwells within us.
Love him or hate him, Trump is a man who is certain about what he wants and sets out to get it, no holds barred. Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money.
It is a crime against the State to be powerful enough to commit one.
You desire that which exceeds my humble powers, but I trust in the compassion and mercy of the All-powerful God.
That is where the power, opportunity, and choice come from-when you have money. Money equals opportunity. There is no question.
Whoever is new to power is always harsh.
The artist must be in his work as God is in creation, invisible and all-powerful; one must sense him everywhere but never see him.
You can have power over people as long as you don't take everything away from them. But when you've robbed a man of everything, he's no longer in you power.
Without renouncing the support of physics, it is possible for the physiology of the senses, not only to pursue its own course of development, but also to afford to physical science itself powerful assistance.
Having knowledge but lacking the power to express it clearly is no better than never having any ideas at all.
The thirst for powerful sensations takes the upper hand both over fear and over compassion for the grief of others.
The screen is a magic medium. It has such power that it can retain interest as it conveys emotions and moods that no other art form can hope to tackle.
I know of no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them but to inform their discretion.
I only wish that ordinary people had an unlimited capacity for doing harm; then they might have an unlimited power for doing good.
When it is not in our power to determine what it true, we ought to follow what is most probable.
Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces.
A sense is what has the power of receiving into itself the sensible forms of things without the matter, in the way in which a piece of wax takes on the impress of a signet-ring without the iron or gold.
Experience does not err. Only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power.
Facts sometimes have a strange and bizarre power that makes their inherent truth seem unbelievable.
The spread of civilisation may be likened to a fire; first, a feeble spark, next a flickering flame, then a mighty blaze, ever increasing in speed and power.