Dream as if you will live forever; Live as if you will die today.
Only the gentle are ever really strong.
You try to be yourself, do only what you've always done and like to do, and right away, you're tagged as an oddball.
Being a good actor isn't easy. Being a man is even harder. I want to be both before I'm done.
Studying cows, pigs and chickens can help an actor develop his character. There are a lot of things I learned from animals. One was that they couldn't hiss or boo me.
I used to fly around quite a bit, you know? I took a lot of unnecessary chances on the highways. And I started racing, and now I drive on the highways, I'm extra cautious because no one knows what they're doing half the time. You don't know what this guy is going to do or that one.
There is no way to be truly great in this world. We are all impaled on the crook of conditioning.
Trust and belief are two prime considerations. You must not allow yourself to be opinionated.
To my way of thinking, an actor's course is set even before he's out of the cradle.
To grasp the full significance of life is the actor's duty; to interpret it his problem; and to express it his dedication.
Death can't be considered because, if you're afraid to die, there's no room in your life to make discoveries.
I think the one thing this picture shows that's new is the psychological disproportion of the kids' demands on the parents. Parents are often at fault, but the kids have some work to do, too.
I also became close to nature, and am now able to appreciate the beauty with which this world is endowed.
When an actor plays a scene exactly the way a director orders, it isn't acting. It's following instructions. Anyone with the physical qualifications can do that.
The gratification comes in the doing, not in the results.
You can do 'Hamlet' while performing cartwheels... as long as the audience sees your eyes - you can make the performance real.
My purpose in life does not include a hankering to charm society.
But you can't show some far off idyllic conception of behavior if you want the kids to come and see the picture. You've got to show what it's really like, and try to reach them on their own grounds.
If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, if he can live on after he's dead, then maybe he was a great man.
The cinema is a very truthful medium because the camera doesn't let you get away with anything. On stage, you can even loaf a little, if you're so inclined.