A film is -- or should be -- more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what's behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.
Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed.
America has run the world for at least the past 50 years, and when you're at the top that long, you forget what it's like in the valley. There are 5+ billion people out there now who are willing to study harder, work harder for less money and be more industrious than we are. And we're linked to them by technology. With telecommunications, you can have your bookkeeping done in Madra, India, for less than it costs here. Today technology can replace whole new industries, so you have to stay flexible. To survive today, you have to be able to walk on quicksand and dance with electrons.
People do no change with the times, they change the times.
P K Shaw
The world is growing old;
Who would not be at rest and free
Where love is never cold?
Frederick Willaim Faber
May God bless and keep you always,
May your wishes all come true,
May you always do for others
And let others do for you.
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung,
May you stay forever young.
Would those of you in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewelry.
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome
But what we've got going wrong is we've got a kind of bifurcation [in cultural development]:
You take your classified telephone directory, and open up "Churches", and have a ruler in your hand. And you will find that the longest space is occupied by authoritarian, Bible-banging churches. And these people are barbarians, who take the written word of the Bible literally. Because they need terribly, they have a personal need, for something to depend on.
[...] The government realizes that there is a very large number of people like that; and therefore, to keep their votes, they have to pander to those kind of people. And these are the boys who never grew up; they always need Papa.
[...] The trouble is that the boys who need Papa, are violent. They have the guns. And they are the types of people who like to be soldiers, policemen–tough guys. And therefore they have a great deal of power.
Alan W Watts
The Earth is a farm. We are someone else's property.
People who are smart get into Mensa. People who are really smart look around and leave.
There are some movies I can watch over and over, never get sick of. I'll put one of those on and be puttering around the house. Then a certain scene will come on and I'll just have to go over and watch.
Failure is not an option.
Apollo 13 Movie
I do hope you can see me today.
Elizabeth II of England
How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?