If it is
to lie to
, it is
to lie to
W. Somerset Maugham
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Watch people do their most common actions; these are indeed the things that will tell you the real character of a great person.
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
I work hard, and I do good, and I'm going to enjoy myself. I'm not going to let you restrict me.
It feels like I'm starting to come into my own in terms of where I want to go artistically, toward more complicated, interesting characters.
My mom is an interesting character. She's well-read, lived in amazing times, has great stories... but when you're a kid, you don't want your mother to be that person. You don't want to hear that Mick Jagger's in the bedroom.
I cut myself in the finger, and it pains me: this finger is a part of me. I see a friend hurt, and it hurts me, too: my friend and I are one. And now I see stricken down an enemy, a lump of matter which, of all the lumps of matter in the universe, I care least for, and it still grieves me. Does this not prove that each of us is only part of a whole?
If you hear a voice within you say you cannot paint, then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Gogh
If we discover a desire within us that nothing in this world can satisfy, also we should begin to wonder if perhaps we were created for another world.
From childhood I was compelled to concentrate attention upon myself. This caused me much suffering, but to my present view, it was a blessing in disguise for it has taught me to appreciate the inestimable value of introspection in the preservation of life, as well as a means of achievement.
To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature.
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