Literature boils with the madcap careers of writers brought to the edge by the demands of living on their nerves wringing out their memories and their nightmares to extract meaning truth beauty.
The absence of flaw in beauty is itself a flaw.
Even God cannot change the past.
As strong as the United States is we can’t deal with terrorism alone.
If you have stage fright it never goes away. But then I wonder: is the key to that magical performance because of the fear?
Salman Rushdie indeed any writer who abuses the prophet or indeed any prophet under Islamic law the sentence for that is actually death.
I think it’s really really important to mix it up as an actor to try to get as much kind of varied experience as you can not only for your own personal growth as an actor but for the audience to keep them guessing about what you’re going to do.
The fame that goes with wealth and beauty is fleeting and fragile intellectual superiority is a possession glorious and eternal.
Sometimes we look for those thunderous things to happen in our life for our lives to change or go in the other direction. We seek the miracle. We seek the parting of the seas the moving of the mountains. But no it’s a quiet thing. At least for me it was.
Fail I alone in words and deeds? Why all men strive and who succeeds?
In the ’80s I was putting out an album virtually every year I think mostly based on fear – that if I didn’t people would soon forget about me.
Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death. The pleasure of his company has not so powerful an influence.
To pursue a so-called Third Way is foolish. We had our experience with this in the 1960s when we looked for a socialism with a human face. It did not work and we must be explicit that we are not aiming for a more efficient version of a system that has failed.
In art economy is always beauty.
Everything can change at any moment suddenly and forever.
One of the places where we lived when I was growing up had this big wood out the back. And starting when I was about 8 I used to enjoy just walking alone through the wood late. Eleven p.m. Midnight. Later.
I find fear is a great motivator to work hard.
Life and death. They are somehow sweetly and beautifully mixed but I don’t know how.
I feel that between my experience and my mother’s breast cancer is a little bit like someone who lives next door. I know what that person looks like and what their daily habits are.
Endeavour to be faithful and if there is any beauty in your thought your style will be beautiful if there is any real emotion to express the expression will be moving.
I don’t change. The things around me change.
For so long as the Jew has even one ally he will be convinced – in his smallness of mind – that his salvation came from that ally. It is only when he is alone – against all of his own efforts and frantic attempts – that he will through no choice be compelled to turn to G-d.
The independent girl is a person before whose wrath only the most rash dare stand and they it must be confessed with much fear and trembling.
Have an earnestness for death and you will have life.
I wouldn’t say I’m a method actor. I do research when I feel I don’t have enough experience for the part I’m playing.
I discovered that the horse is life itself a metaphor but also an example of life’s mystery and unpredictability of life’s generosity and beauty a worthy object of repeated and ever changing contemplation.