Nothing fortifies scepticism more than the..

Nothing fortifies scepticism more than the fact that there are some who are not sceptics; if all were so, they would be wrong.

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Justice turns the scale, bringing to some learning through suffering.
Bringing
Justice
Learning
Scale
Some
Suffering
Through
Turns
Rebellion cannot exist without the feeling that somewhere, in some way, you are justified.
Cannot
Exist
Feeling
Justified
Rebellion
Some
Somewhere
Way
Without
You
My life, in some ways, has been a half-measure. I didn't commit myself all the way to my marriage and family, because I would have given up more. And I didn't go all the way with just being completely selfish. I always wonder where my career would be if I was more selfish.
Always
Because
Been
Being
Career
Commit
Family
Given
Go
Has-Been
Just
Life
Marriage
More
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Energy
Merely
Nobody
Normal
People
Some
Some People
Tremendous
Teachers need to feel they are trusted. They must be allowed some leeway to use their imagination; otherwise, teaching loses all sense of wonder and excitement.
Allowed
Excitement
Feel
Imagination
Loses
Must
Need
Otherwise
Sense
Some
Teachers
Teaching
Trusted
Use
So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning.
Accompany
Expressive
Form
Give
Human
Human Spirit
Living
Long
Meaning
Music
Planet
Some
Spirit
Sustain
You compose because you want to somehow summarize in some permanent form your most basic feelings about being alive, to set down... some sort of permanent statement about the way it feels to live now, today.
About
Alive
Basic
Because
Being
Compose
Down
Feelings
Feels
Form
Live
Most
Now
Permanent
I'm not an impressionist, per se, but if you do any kind of comedy - and they ask you to do that, most of the time - there's some degree of appreciation, I think, involving somebody you like.
Any
Appreciation
Ask
Comedy
Degree
I Think
Impressionist
Involving
Kind
Like
Most
Per
Some
Somebody
Feeling I'd scarcely arrived at a style, I now find I'm near the end of it. I'm not quite sure what Late Style means except that it's some sort of licence, a permit for ageing practitioners to kick their heels up.
Ageing
Arrived
End
Except
Feeling
Find
Heels
Kick
Late
Licence
Means
Near
Now
Permit
There are women who get divorced in order to punish. Out of this bitter, bitter hatred that some of these women have for their ex-husbands, they turn their children against them.
Against
Bitter
Children
Divorced
Get
Hatred
Order
Out
Punish
Some
Them
Turn
Who
Women
Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep.
Other
People
Sleep
Some
Some People
Talk
While
You read some columnists in the newspapers; you have to wonder who they are really working for. You can see they have an agenda.
Agenda
Newspapers
Read
Really
See
Some
Who
Wonder
Working
You
I know some people who live this much more insulated life in Los Angeles, where their feet never touch public ground. They walk out of their bathroom, their living room, they get into their garage, their car, and the next thing you know, they're at the valet parking of the restaurant or the store or the office. They're in a bubble the whole time.
Angeles
Bathroom
Bubble
Car
Feet
Garage
Get
Ground
Know
Life
Live
Living
Living Room
Los
There are some screw-ups headed your way. I wish I could tell you that there was a trick to avoiding the screw-ups... but they're coming for ya. It's a combination of life being unpredictable, and you being super dumb.
Avoiding
Being
Combination
Coming
Could
Dumb
Headed
I Wish
Life
Some
Super
Tell
Trick
Unpredictable
I've had a relatively charmed life. I loved to be out in the city. New York was my town. I've had people come up to me and say, 'You're a great New Yorker. You've given your time and money to so many New York charities. You're a great supporter of the arts. I like some of your movies - and some of your movies suck, actually.'
Actually
Arts
Charities
Charmed
City
Come
Given
Great
Had
Life
Like
Loved
Many
Me
I had a lot of survival jobs. One was for the Witty Ditty singing-telegram company. I was in the red-and-white stripes with the straw boater hat and kazoo. Balloons. Even when you're sleeping on a friend's couch, you have to pay some kind of rent.
Balloons
Company
Couch
Even
Friend
Had
Hat
Jobs
Kind
Lot
Pay
Rent
Sleeping
Some
The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.
Back
Condemned
Dreadful
Fall
Futile
Gods
Had
Hopeless
Labor
More
Mountain
Own
Punishment
Reason
Television is a visual medium. You have to create some kind of visual interest. And it's entertainment for your eyes.
Create
Entertainment
Eyes
Interest
Kind
Medium
Some
Television
Visual
You
Your
There's three things: there's masculinity, there's intelligence, there's sensitivity. You've got to bring those three things to a leading man's role: masculinity, sensitivity, intelligence. In some people, there's a little too much in the mix of one or the other.
Bring
Got
Intelligence
Leading
Little
Man
Masculinity
Mix
Much
Other
People
Role
Sensitivity
Some
There are some times when you make films and you travel places, and the take that people in the business have is that the worst way to see a city is to shoot there, because you work these long 12, 13 and 14-hour days, and you go home to the hotel, you eat, and you pass out.
Because
Business
City
Days
Eat
Films
Go
Go Home
Home
Hotel
Long
Make
Out
Pass
I didn't even have a clear idea of why I wanted to go to Oxford - apart from the fact I had fallen in love with the architecture. It certainly wasn't out of some great sense of academic or intellectual achievement. In many ways, my education only began after I'd left university.
Academic
Achievement
After
Apart
Architecture
Began
Certainly
Clear
Education
Even
Fact
Fallen
Go
Great
Some days you're the kid with the stick, some days you're the pinata.
Days
Kid
Some
Stick
You
In 'thinking up' music I usually have some kind of a brass band with wings on it in back of my mind.
Back
Band
Brass
Kind
Mind
Music
Some
Thinking
Up
Wings
If a poet knows more about a horse than he does about heaven, he might better stick to the horse, and some day the horse may carry him into heaven.
About
Better
Carry
Day
Does
He
Heaven
Him
Horse
Knows
May
Might
More
Poet
Nature gives to every time and season some beauties of its own; and from morning to night, as from the cradle to the grave, it is but a succession of changes so gentle and easy that we can scarcely mark their progress.
Beauties
Changes
Cradle
Easy
Every
Every Time
Gentle
Gives
Grave
Mark
Morning
Nature
Night
Own
Christmas time! That man must be a misanthrope indeed, in whose breast something like a jovial feeling is not roused - in whose mind some pleasant associations are not awakened - by the recurrence of Christmas.
Associations
Christmas
Feeling
Indeed
Like
Man
Mind
Must
Pleasant
Some
Something
Time
Whose
You can read everybody. It's not even interesting to tell the truth because to some extent it's false.
Because
Even
Everybody
Extent
False
Interesting
Read
Some
Tell
Truth
You
Audiences are always better pleased with a smart retort, some joke or epigram, than with any amount of reasoning.
Always
Amount
Any
Audiences
Better
Epigram
Joke
Pleased
Reasoning
Smart
Some
Than
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark.
Challenged
Cosmic
Dark
Delusion
Great
Imagined
Light
Lonely
Our
Our Planet
Pale
Planet
Point
Position
Dignity, and even holiness too, sometimes, are more questions of coat and waistcoat than some people imagine.
Coat
Dignity
Even
Holiness
Imagine
More
People
Questions
Some
Some People
Sometimes
Than
Too
We start out a million years ago in a small community on some grassy plain; we hunt animals, have children, and develop a rich social, sexual, and intellectual life, but we know almost nothing about our surroundings.
About
Almost
Almost Nothing
Animals
Children
Community
Develop
Hunt
Intellectual
Intellectual Life
Know
Life
Million
Million Years
But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Also
Brothers
Clown
Columbus
Does
Fact
Geniuses
Imply
Laughed
Some
The Wright Brothers
Were
Who
Wright
I am happy to have some friends here in the kitchen.
Am
Friends
Happy
Here
I Am
I Am Happy
Kitchen
Some
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Blessings
Every
Every Man
Man
Many
Men
Misfortunes
Past
Present
Reflect
Some
Which
Your
We hunger to understand, so we invent myths about how we imagine the world is constructed - and they're, of course, based upon what we know, which is ourselves and other animals. So we make up stories about how the world was hatched from a cosmic egg or created after the mating of cosmic deities or by some fiat of a powerful being.
About
After
Animals
Based
Being
Constructed
Cosmic
Course
Created
Egg
Fiat
Hatched
How
Hunger
Evil is committed without effort, naturally, fatally; goodness is always the product of some art.
Always
Art
Committed
Effort
Evil
Goodness
Naturally
Product
Some
Without
I defer to all these other American poets who, for some reason, I both envy and admire.
Admire
American
Both
Defer
Envy
Other
Poets
Reason
Some
Who
Today, we're still loaded down - and, to some extent, embarrassed - by ancient myths, but we respect them as part of the same impulse that has led to the modern, scientific kind of myth. But we now have the opportunity to discover, for the first time, the way the universe is in fact constructed as opposed to how we would wish it to be constructed.
Ancient
Constructed
Discover
Down
Embarrassed
Extent
Fact
First
First Time
How
Impulse
In Fact
Kind
Led
Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.
Away
Corner
Far
Find
Forgotten
Galaxies
Galaxy
Insignificant
Live
Lost
More
People
Planet
Some
If a composer has a nice wife and some nice children, how can he let the children starve on his dissonances?
Children
Composer
He
His
How
Nice
Some
Starve
Wife
They can rule the world while they can persuade us our pain belongs in some order is death by famine worse than death by suicide, than a life of famine and suicide?
Belongs
Death
Famine
Life
Order
Our
Pain
Persuade
Rule
Some
Suicide
Than
Us
While
I love writing but hate starting. The page is awfully white, and it says, 'You may have fooled some of the people some of the time, but those days are over, giftless. I'm not your agent, and I'm not your mommy; I'm a white piece of paper. You wanna dance with me?' and I really, really don't. I'll go peaceable-like.
Agent
Dance
Days
Fooled
Go
Hate
I Love
Love
May
Me
Mommy
Over
Page
Paper
Hollywood does draw some very strange characters, and then the power of Hollywood and what they can do with it becomes like a blood sport to them.
Becomes
Blood
Characters
Does
Draw
Hollywood
Like
Power
Some
Sport
Strange
Them
Then
Very
I know there's an impression that I'm someone who seeks to have violent confrontations with people. I don't. Do I regret screaming at some guy who practically clipped my kid in the head with the lens of a camera? Yeah, I probably do, because it's only caused me problems.
Because
Camera
Caused
Confrontation
Guy
Head
Impression
Kid
Know
Lens
Me
Only
People
Practically
Cruelty would be delicious if one could only find some sort of cruelty that didn't really hurt.
Could
Cruelty
Delicious
Find
Hurt
Only
Really
Some
Sort
Would
Would-Be
In spite of his practical ability, some of his experience had petrified into maxims and quotations.
Ability
Experience
Had
His
Maxims
Petrified
Practical
Quotations
Some
Spite
Self-control means wanting to be effective at some random point in the infinite radiations of my spiritual existence.
Effective
Existence
Infinite
Means
Point
Random
Self-Control
Some
Spiritual
Wanting
There are some cases in which the sense of injury breeds not the will to inflict injuries and climb over them as a ladder, but a hatred of all injury.
Breeds
Cases
Climb
Hatred
Inflict
Injuries
Injury
Ladder
Over
Sense
Some
Them
Which
Will
Some men have a necessity to be mean, as if they were exercising a faculty which they had to partially neglect since early childhood.
Childhood
Early
Early Childhood
Exercising
Faculty
Had
Mean
Men
Necessity
Neglect
Since
Some
Some Men
Were
Men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability.
Keep
Mean
Men
Some
Things
Up