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To place oneself in the position of God is painful: being God is equivalent to being tortured. For being God means that one is in harmony with all that is, including the worst. The existence of the worst evils is unimaginable unless God willed them.
Life at any time can become difficult: life at any time can become easy. It all depends upon how one adjusts oneself to life.
Drama read to oneself is never drama at its best, and is not even drama as it should be.
George P. Baker
Me personally, I'm a guy who it took a long time to figure out what I'm supposed to be doing. I relate to a lot of that finding oneself a little later in the game, or being thrown a curve later in the game.
They prospect of seeing oneself in the mirror clean-shaven is too close to a Vincent Price film... a prospect not to be contemplated, no matter the compensation.
It may be that the most interesting American struggle is the struggle to set oneself free from the limits one is born to, and then to learn something of the value of those limits.
There is nothing more natural than to consider everything as starting from oneself, chosen as the center of the world; one finds oneself thus capable of condemning the world without even wanting to hear its deceitful chatter.
Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The thing to avoid is being a bore to oneself.
If one is reported as having set up camp overseas, it's as if one has made oneself unavailable.
As a painter today you have to work without that essential platform. But if one does not deceive oneself and accepts this lack of certainty, other things may come into play.
I'd love to do radio plays. I think that one should be open to everything and shouldn't limit oneself.
I believe that misconceptions about oneself that one does not correct where possible act as a bad magic.
I can only say that one's individual situation is more real and important to oneself than the devastations of fates and empires especially when they do not vitally affect oneself.
It is always the instantaneous reaction to oneself that produces a photograph.
And there isn't any way that one can get rid of the guilt of having a nice body by saying that one can serve society with it, because that would end up with oneself as what? There simply doesn't seem to be any moral place for flesh.
Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The things to avoid is being a bore to oneself.
Kitty O'Neill Collins
What comes from oneself, is nearly from no one. There is only me as a link.
Nobody can teach what is inside a person; it has to be discovered for oneself and a way must be found to express it.
Observing humans and observing oneself yields a clear-minded starting point for literature.
But what is the greatest evil? If you are going to epitomize evil, what is it? Is it the bomb? The greatest evil that one has to fight constantly, every minute of the day until one dies, is the worse part of oneself.
One has the responsibility to oneself, to the writer, director and the people who put up the money, to put out the best of what one has experienced and understood about the human condition as it relates to the role one has been hired to portray.
It's impossible not to be taken in by the spectacle of oneself, which is the biggest sin of the culture right now.
It's a matter of pride to me to get the film done fast, to get it done well. I understand the need for compromise. There is no such thing as a perfect shot, a perfect film. The purpose of film is not to make a monument to oneself.
It is disturbing to discover in oneself these curious revelations of the validity of the Darwinian theory. If it is true that we have sprung from the ape, there are occasions when my own spring appears not to have been very far.
Cornelia Otis Skinner
Employ oneself upon trifling professional matters which others could do.
It is important to express oneself... provided the feelings are real and are taken from your own experience.
One writes to make a home for oneself, on paper, in time and in others' minds.
To congratulate oneself on one's warm commitment to the environment, or to peace, or to the oppressed, and think no more is a profound moral fault.
If it was necessary to tolerate in other people everything that one permits oneself, life would be unbearable.
Never does one feel oneself so utterly helpless as in trying to speak comfort for great bereavement. I will not try it. Time is the only comforter for the loss of a mother.
Jane Welsh Carlyle
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