There is one weakness in people for which there is no remedy. It is the universal weakness of lack of ambition.
With any part you play, there is a certain amount of yourself in it. There has to be, otherwise it's just not acting. It's lying.
Change yourself and your work will seem different.
Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.
Practice does not make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.
You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
You don't get paid for the hour. You get paid for the value you bring to the hour.
If you think of yourselves as helpless and ineffectual, it is certain that you will create a despotic government to be your master. The wise despot, therefore, maintains among his subjects a popular sense that they are helpless and ineffectual.
I believe that anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experiences behind him.
The world does not pay men for that which they 'know'. It pays them for what they do, or induce others to do.
One can have no smaller or greater mastery than mastery of oneself.
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but perseverance.
No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country
I`d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
God sells us all things at the price of labor.
The term 'serious actor' is kind of an oxymoron, isn't it? [Like] 'Republican party' [or] 'airplane food'.
I do know that when I am 60, I should be attempting to achieve different personal goals than those which had priority at age 20.
The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.
The way to screw up somebody's life is to give them what they want.
It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach.
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'