Art is contemplation. It is the pleasure of the mind which searches into nature and which there divines the spirit of which nature herself is animated.
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Michael Haneke Films that are entertainments give simple answers but I think that's ultimately more cynical, as it denies the viewer room to think. If there are more answers at the end, then surely it is a richer experience.
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Dame Edith Evans I know that if I'd had to go and take an exam for acting, I wouldn't have got anywhere. You don't take exams for acting, you take your courage.
Bill Cosby Like everyone else who makes the mistake of getting older, I begin each day with coffee and obituaries.
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Louisa May Alcott Let my name stand among those who are willing to bear ridicule and reproach for the truth's sake, and so earn some right to rejoice when the victory is won.
Julie Burchill As a child, I wanted only two things - to be left alone to read my library books, and to get away from my provincial hometown and go to London to be a writer. And I always knew that when I got there, I wanted to make loads of money.
Ralph Nader The 'democracy gap' in our politics and elections spells a deep sense of powerlessness by people who drop out, do not vote, or listlessly vote for the 'least worst' every four years and then wonder why after every cycle the 'least worst' gets worse.
Thurgood Marshall If the First Amendment means anything, it means that a state has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his house, what books he may read or what films he may watch.
Paul Prudhomme I wait for the next opportunity to have something to do with food. If I get rested, my mind just starts creating new dishes - click, click, click.
Virchand Gandhi The true nature of soul is right knowledge, right faith and right conduct. The soul, so long as it is subject to transmigration, is undergoing evolution and involution.
George MacDonald To have what we want is riches but to be able to do without is power.
George Bernard Shaw Miracles, in the sense of phenomena we cannot explain, surround us on every hand: life itself is the miracle of miracles.
William Hurt Being famous is not something that would make me feel successful - unless one was striving for mediocrity.
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