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As a kid, I might have been psycho, I guess, but I used to throw golf balls in the trees and try and somehow make par from them. I thought that was fun.
The next thing I knew, I was out of the service and making movies again. My first picture was called, GI Blues. I thought I was still in the army.
I have often thought what a melancholy world this would be without children, and what an inhuman world without the aged.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
What a peculiar privilege has this little agitation of the brain which we call 'thought'.
I'm not a prophet, but I always thought it was natural for dictatorships to fall. I remember in 1989, two months before the fall of the Berlin Wall, had you said it was going to happen no one would have believed you. The system seemed powerful and unbreakable. Suddenly overnight it blew away like dust.
We need diversity of thought in the world to face the new challenges.
I suppose for me as an artist it wasn't always just about expressing my work; I really wanted, more than anything else, to contribute in some way to the culture that I was living in. It just seemed like a challenge to move it a little bit towards the way I thought it might be interesting to go.
Most people of action are inclined to fatalism and most of thought believe in providence.
I thought Winston Churchill was a young man of promise, but it appears he is a young man of promises.
To achieve the impossible; it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.
We forget all too soon the things we thought we could never forget.
Calm, open debate, and logical thought drive strength to its maximum effectiveness.
Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable.
The enemy of science is not religion. Religion comes in endless shapes and forms... The true enemy is the substitution of thought, reflection, and curiosity with dogma.
Frans de Waal
I've never thought about it before, but I suppose bad people might need someone to pray to, too.
We are the children of our landscape; it dictates behavior and even thought in the measure to which we are responsive to it.
Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue.
A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond it in an autonomy of perception and judgment.
We have to look and ensure that we're paying attention to what we're doing, so that we don't reflexively institute processes and procedures that exclude people without thought.
Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
The moment comes when a character does or says something you hadn't thought about. At that moment he's alive and you leave it to him.
I shall proceed from the simple to the complex. But in war more than in any other subject we must begin by looking at the nature of the whole; for here more than elsewhere the part and the whole must always be thought of together.
Carl von Clausewitz
Those of us who were brought up as Christians and have lost our faith have retained the sense of sin without the saving belief in redemption. This poisons our thought and so paralyses us in action.
I stopped living according to my core values. I knew what I was doing was wrong but thought only about myself and thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to.
I think if you look at people, whether in business or government, who haven't had any moral compass, who've just changed to say whatever they thought the popular thing was, in the end they're losers.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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He who has no wish to be happier is the happiest of men.
William R. Alger
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