I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts in human heads.
Quote by George Santayana
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Half our standards come from our first masters, and the other half from our first loves.
Intolerance itself is a form of egoism, and to condemn egoism intolerantly is to share it.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
Music is essentially useless, as life is.
To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.
A child only educated at school is an uneducated child.
Sanity is a madness put to good use.
The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
The brute necessity of believing something so long as life lasts does not justify any belief in particular.
The one thing that makes me feel super lucky about my financial success is that I have a housekeeper.
Those who visit foreign nations, but associate only with their own country-men, change their climate, but not their customs. They see new meridians, but the same men and with heads as empty as their pockets, return home with traveled bodies, but untravelled minds.
With the theatre, your whole day is geared towards the evening's show, and that's the job. People usually go to work about 9 and come home around 5, or maybe 7.
Every morning I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work.
To take a photograph is to participate in another person's mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time's relentless melt.
We can't blame children for occupying themselves with Facebook rather than playing in the mud. Our society doesn't put a priority on connecting with nature. In fact, too often we tell them it's dirty and dangerous.
I'm in awe of the universe, but I don't necessarily believe there's an intelligence or agent behind it. I do have a passion for the visual in religious rituals, though, even though they may be completely empty and bereft of substance. The incense is powerful and provocative, whether Buddhist or Catholic.
Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.
I had a very wise person tell me that he thinks marriage, when you're younger, you keep thinking you can fix things. That's what people do. And you can't really fix anything. It shouldn't be a massive difficult thing every day. Life's difficult enough.
The quick success was a bit strange to get used to.