The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation.
Quote by George Santayana
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To knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is a deep delight of the blood.
Friendship is constant in all other things Save in the office and affairs of love.
To attempt to be religious without practicing a specific religion is as possible as attempting to speak without a specific language.
Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.
It is a revenge the devil sometimes takes upon the virtuous, that he entraps them by the force of the very passion they have suppressed and think themselves superior to.
Intolerance itself is a form of egoism, and to condemn egoism intolerantly is to share it.
I believe in general in a dualism between facts and the ideas of those facts in human heads.
It takes a wonderful brain and exquisite senses to produce a few stupid ideas.
To be an American is of itself almost a moral condition, an education, and a career.
The truth is cruel, but it can be loved, and it makes free those who have loved it.
By the time Obama came into office, Washington had already agreed over a period of a few weeks to a $700 billion government infusion into the world banking system. Nothing of the sort had ever been done before, and it was done spit spot with very little national debate.
In the modern media age we are rarely surprised by what we see. Whether it's on television or film or in the theatre, everything is so advertised, so trailed, that most entertainment is merely what you thought it was going to be like.
The worst thing you can do for those you love is the things they could and should do themselves.
Don't waste your time trying to fit in because at the end of the day there's nothing beautiful about being someone else. Always remember that one day someone is going to notice the beauty of being You.
When thou art at Rome, do as they do at Rome.
I don't mind a little Sturm und Drang. When I was doing 'Riding in Cars With Boys,' I wouldn't smile at anybody, because my character, Bev, was angry at the world. I'm the opposite. Inside my head I'd be like, God, I'll explain to you at the end of shooting that I'm not this person.
I have to live with both my selves as best I may.
Bravery never goes out of fashion.
I usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds, and I very rarely change it.
If people are constantly reading about you, and you're overexposed, they've got no reason to go see your movies. Also, it's not pleasant or nice to have your privacy invaded.