A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of.
Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed. Their highest merit is suggestiveness.
I remember a great America where we made everything. There was a time when the only thing you got from Japan was a really bad cheap transistor radio that some aunt gave you for Christmas.
A large part of acting is just pretending. You get to work with these other great make-believers, all making believe as hard as they can.
He was as great as a man can be without morality.
We should all aspire in life to do a multitude of things well – to be a great father, to be a good husband, to be a good lover, you know, to try to do things the best you can is very important to me.
A great wind swept over the ghetto, carrying away shame, invisibility and four centuries of humiliation. But when the wind dropped people saw it had been only a little breeze, friendly, almost gentle.
A great book provides escapism for me. The artistry and the creativity in a story are better than any drugs.
Great is the difference betwixt a man’s being frightened at, and humbled for his sins.