No passion so effectually robs the mind of its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.
No one is truly free, they are a slave to wealth, fortune, the law, or other people restraining them from acting according to their will.
When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microspically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap.
Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
Accept fate, and move on. Don't yield to the seductive pull of self-pity. Acting like a victim threatens your future.
For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.
Life's like a play; it's not the length but the excellence of the acting that matters
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
Who reasons wisely is not therefore wise; His pride in reasoning, not in acting, lies
Who combats bravely is not therefore brave, He dreads a death-bed like the meanest slave: Who reasons wisely is not therefore wise, - His pride in reasoning, not in acting lies
The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves
Getting ahead in a difficult profession - singing, acting, writing, whatever requires avid faith in yourself. You must be able to sustain yourself against staggering blows and unfair reversals. When I think back to those first couple of years in Rome, those endless rejections, without a glimmer of encouragement from anyone, all those failed screen tests, and yet I never let my desire slide away from me, my belief in myself and what I felt I could achieve
The majority, oppressing an individual, is guilty of a crime, abuses its strength, and by acting on the law of the strongest breaks up the foundations of society
Meditation is not to escape from society, but to come back to ourselves and see what is going on. Once there is seeing, there must be acting.
With mindfulness, we know what to do and what not to do to help
Thinking instead of acting is the number-one golf disease
What a man believes upon grossly insufficient evidence is an index into his desires -- desires of which he himself is often unconscious. If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way.
We need to practice acting in spite of fear, in spite of doubt, in spite of worry, in spite of uncertainty, in spite of inconvenience, in spite of discomfort, and even to practice acting when weíre not in the mood to act
Nothing is more powerful than an individual acting out of his conscience, thus helping to bring the collective conscience to life
It is the habit of every aggressor nation to claim that it is acting on the defensive.
All real freedom springs from necessity, for it can be gained only through the exercise of the individual will, and that will can be roused to energetic action only by the force of necessity acting upon it from the outside to spur it to effort.
A lot of what acting is paying attention.
Acting doesn't bring anything to a text. On the contrary, it detracts from it.
Acting is a matter of giving away secrets.
Acting is merely the art of keeping a large group of people from coughing.
Life's like a play: it's not the length, but the excellence of the acting that matters.