Leonard Bernstein // "I've been all over the world and I've never seen a statue of a critic."
Helena Bonham Carter // "I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art."
Doris Lessing // "Ideally, what should be said to every child, repeatedly throughout his or her school life is something like this: You are in the process of being indoctrinated... What you are being taught here is an amalgam of current prejudice and the choices of this particular culture... You are being taught by people who have been able to accommodate themselves to a regime of thought laid down by their predecessors... Those of you who are more robust and individual...will be encouraged to leave and find ways of educating yourself, educating your own judgements. Those that stay must remember, always...that they are being molded and patterned to fit into the narrow and particular needs of this particular society."
Mark Twain // "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."
Marilyn Monroe // "You’re always running into people’s unconscious."
Christian Bale // "I’ve got this love-hate thing with work. But I actually think the love-hate thing is quite a healthy thing to have. If all you do is love...then you’re just going to imitate what you love, right? It takes people to fucking hate it at the same time to make any sort of change to what they’re doing, you know? And to me, that’s when it becomes interesting."
Frank Lloyd Wright // "A vital difference between the professional man and a man of business is that money making to the professional man should...be incidental; to the businessman it is primary. Money has its limitations; while it may buy quantity, there is something beyond it and that is quality."
Tom Hardy // "You know, I think anybody who has a dream to do something, that dream will keep you warm in the coldest of nights. You know what I mean? When you’re like most lonely…that dream needs to be nurtured and cultivated so, even if you never speak to another person again in your life, that thing, that dream has to keep you company. So I would pour everything into that dream."
Julie Delpy // "I’m an adaptable nomad...my roots are inside of me."