„The growing pains of … being an actor, that was a little frustrating at times because you feel like you have great capacity to do many things. And yet there seems to be a misunderstanding about who you are and what you're trying to do. And that requires patience, and people eventually will understand.“
— Nisargadatta Maharaj Indian guru 1897 - 1981
„It seems like a cliche, but you do grow up a lot faster when you travel a lot, go through things like this interview, spend time away from home and hang around with other actors. It's inevitable that you're not going to have a so-called normal childhood.“
— Matt Dillon American actor 1964
Michael Blowen (November 3, 1983) "Matt Dillon Meets Fame ....Diffidently", The Boston Globe.
„The great thing about partisanship is you don't have to spend time understanding the issues to know what side you're on.“
— Ian Bremmer American political scientist 1969
https://twitter.com/ianbremmer/status/569544806084567040 Twitter (February 22, 2015).
„The best way, of course, to understand the animator is to see that he parallels the actor. He has the same responsibility a fine actor has. [... ] Even the people who write about animation just don't seem to understand that when you have a drawing, you don't have a character. [... ] "This is the first Bugs Bunny" has no meaning. It's how Bugs came to stand and move and act, and what his feelings were, and his thoughts, and what kind of personality he was. That developed over a period of time. And you need fine animators to do that.“
— Chuck Jones American animator, cartoon artist, screenwriter, producer, and director of animated films 1912 - 2002
Adamson, "Witty Birds and Well-Drawn Cats", 61.
„It's not to pretend you can do everything, but if people like you – in the sense of admiring or having respect for what you are trying to do – then they will understand the odd blemish. If people don't like you, and lack confidence in what you are trying to do, they won't forgive you anything.“
— Alex Salmond Scottish National Party politician and former First Minister of Scotland 1954
„I would then say that there are two kinds of feeling. The first is to feel in the sense of concentrating your emotions on something immediately available for your understanding: you make your understanding out of the emotions you have about it. The second is to feel in the sense of being affected without trying to understand: something is felt, you do not know what, and it is more important to feel it than to try to understand it, since once you try to understand it you no longer feel it.“
— Laura Riding Jackson poet, critic, novelist, essayist and short story writer 1901 - 1991
"The Idea of God" from Essays from Epilogue (Manchester: Carcanet, 2001)
„There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the part of a great many people to the effect that when you cease to believe you may cease to behave.“
— Louis Kronenberger American critic and writer 1904 - 1980
"The Spirit of the Age", p. 14.
„If you want that good feeling that comes from doing things for other folks then you have to pay for it in abuse and misunderstanding.“
— Zora Neale Hurston American folklorist, novelist, short story writer 1891 - 1960
„That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is. Most people love you for who you pretend to be. To keep their love, you keep pretending - performing. You get to love your pretence. It's true, we're locked in an image, an act - and the sad thing is, people get so used to their image, they grow attached to their masks. They love their chains. They forget all about who they really are. And if you try to remind them, they hate you for it, they feel like you're trying to steal their most precious possession.“
— Jim Morrison lead singer of The Doors 1943 - 1971
„After acting for so many years, do you know who you are anymore? Because actors are liars basically, you lie about who you are to an audience.“
— Stephen Colbert American political satirist, writer, comedian, television host, and actor 1964
Stephen Colbert to Viggo Mortensen, The colbert Report September 18, 2014
„If you do not have the capacity for happiness with a little money, great wealth will not bring it to you.“
— William Feather Publisher, Author 1889 - 1981
„I thought it was normal, that’s the thing. When you’re little you think everything is normal. If your mother had a pointed head and green ears you’d think it’s normal. Only when you grow up do you realise that not everybody is like that. Gradually you can even come to learn that the time you are living in is strange too, that it hasn’t always been like this. The more you feel uncomfortable and unconfident and want to find a way to be like everyone else and fit in, the more normality runs away from you because there isn’t any such thing. Or if there is, you have to find someone else who’ll agree with you what it is. Which I seem singularly unable to do.“
— Jane Rogers English Novelist, Editor, Scriptwriter, Lecturer, and teacher 1952
Chapter 1 (pp. 6-7)