The tragedy of life is not that man loses, but that he almost wins.
Once in a while it really hits people that they don't have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.
If you rest, you rust.
This mug of mine is as plain as a barn door. Why should people pay 35 cents to look at it?
Every hardship; every joy; every temptation is a challenge of the spirit; that the human soul may prove itself. The great chain of necessity wherewith we are bound has divine significance; and nothing happens which has not some service in working out the sublime destiny of the human soul.
Elias A Ford
A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.
The best actors do not let the wheels show.
The perfect bureaucrat everywhere is the man who manages to make no decisions and escape all responsibility.
You dirty, double-crossing rat.
Women won't let me stay single and I won't let me stay married.
I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their jobs.
They are always saying God loves us. If that's love I'd rather have a bit of kindness.
Screenwriters? Schmucks with Underwoods.
The idea of thanking staff should mean giving them something that they would never buy for themselves.
America once had the clarity of the pioneer ax.
This is not a tough job. You read a script. If you like the part and the money is O.K., you do it. Then you remember your lines. You show up on time. You do what the director tells you to do. When you finish, you rest and then go on to the next part. That's it.
Hollywood has always been a cage... a cage to catch our dreams.
Wealth and poverty: the one is the parent of luxury and indolence, and the other of meanness and viciousness, and both of discontent
A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring.
The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Brevity is the soul of wit.
As soils are depleted, human health, vitality and intelligence go with them.
Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel.
Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me.
God felt sorry for actors, so he gave them a place in the sun and a lot of money. All they had to sacrifice was their talent.
Playing seems to be both disinterested and passionate at the same time disinterested in that it is not for real, and passionate in the absorption it requires.
I never had to choose a subject my subject rather chose me.
It's the story of a very unfortunate colored man
Who got arrested down in Old Hong Kong
He got twenty years' privilege taken away from him
When he kicked old Buddha's gong.
Chess is the most elaborate waste of human intelligence outside of an advertising agency.
The past is not dead. In fact, it's not even past.
You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.
There is no money to be made at the bottom. There's no money to made in the middle. But there's a lot to be made at the top.
A man who doesn't dream is like a man who doesn't sweat: he stores up a lot of poison.
If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.
God has no intention of setting a limit to the efforts of man to conquer space.
You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning.
When people tell you how young you look, they are telling you how old you are.
Be careful how you live; you will be the only Bible some people ever read.
William J Toms
There are certain shades of limelight that can wreck a girl's complexion.