Alexis de Tocqueville
A large part of acting is just pretending. You get to work with these other great make-believers, all making believe as hard as they can.
I remember a great America where we made everything. There was a time when the only thing you got from Japan was a really bad cheap transistor radio that some aunt gave you for Christmas.
Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed. Their highest merit is suggestiveness.
I wear black skinny-fit jeans – I can’t get away from them. It’s funny because I wore baggy jeans for ages, then one day my friend convinced me to try on a skinny pair and I thought they were great.
To have a great man for a friend seems pleasant to those who have never tried it those who have, fear it.
A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every great talent which a man can be possessed of.
A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be.
Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme to be sublimely great or to be nothing.
James Russell Lowell
In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men you must first enable the government to control the governed and in the next place oblige it to control itself.
The great thing about the United States and the historically magnetic effect it has had on a lot of people like me is its generosity, to put it simply.