It was better, he thought, to..

It was better, he thought, to fail in attempting exquisite things than to succeed in the department of the utterly contemptible.

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I write plays about things that I can't resolve in my mind. I try to root things out.
About
I Write
Mind
Out
Plays
Resolve
Root
Things
Try
Write
But time growing old teaches all things.
All Things
Growing
Growing Old
Old
Teaches
Things
Time
I never thought of myself as a wealthy person. I've thought of myself as a person who has had a lot of luck. I don't have the same stress that other people have, but there are too many things I could have done differently if wealth was what I was after. If I was all about money, I would have lived in L.A.
About
After
Could
Differently
Done
Had
Lived
Lot
Luck
Many
Money
Myself
Never
Other
At 30 a man should know himself like the palm of his hand, know the exact number of his defects and qualities, know how far he can go, foretell his failures - be what he is. And, above all, accept these things.
Above
Accept
Defects
Exact
Failures
Far
Foretell
Go
Hand
He
Himself
His
How
How Far
I am uncomfortable talking about the things that I write. It seems unseemly to me. I have no problem at all when I see anybody else talking about the same project, but I feel my work should speak for itself.
About
Am
Anybody
Anybody Else
Else
Feel
I Am
I Feel
I See
I Write
Itself
Me
No Problem
Problem
Time as he grows old teaches all things.
All Things
Grows
He
Old
Teaches
Things
Time
In order to speak about all and to all, one has to speak of what all know and of the reality common to us all. The sea, rains, necessity, desire, the struggle against death... these are things that unite us all.
About
Against
Common
Death
Desire
Know
Necessity
Order
Rains
Reality
Sea
Speak
Struggle
Things
'Steve Jobs' is my seventh movie. I believe, if you added them up, I don't think there is more than a total of 10 minutes that takes place in a person's home. They're all in offices, courtrooms, laboratories, things like that.
Added
Believe
Home
I Believe
Jobs
Like
Minutes
More
Movie
Offices
Person
Place
Seventh
Steve
Look at the shows that are really successful on Broadway. They're musicals. They're things that a woman will pick out the tickets for, or a man will buy the tickets with a woman in mind. It's a date. It's boyfriend-girlfriend, husband-wife. That's what the theater in New York has become.
Become
Broadway
Buy
Date
Look
Man
Mind
Musicals
New
New York
Out
Pick
Really
Shows
There's a way I could have done things differently. I know that. If I offended anyone along the way, I do apologize.
Along
Anyone
Apologize
Could
Differently
Done
Know
Offended
Things
Way
By Time and Age full many things are taught.
Age
Full
Many
Taught
Things
Time
Twitter and Tumblr and Vine and Instagram and Facebook and Myspace, all these things are social media tools that we were all told we had to have, and what we're realizing is that, no you don't! No you don't.
Facebook
Had
Instagram
Media
Myspace
Realizing
Social
Social Media
Things
Tools
Tumblr
Twitter
Vine
Were
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
You know, one of the things I like about this world, or at least I like about the way we're presenting this world, is these issues are terribly complicated - not nearly as black and white as we're led to believe.
About
Believe
Black
Black And White
Complicated
Issues
Know
Least
Led
Like
Nearly
One Of The Things
Presenting
Terribly
Time brings all things to pass.
All Things
Brings
Pass
Things
Time
I don't think any good book is based on factual experience. Bad books are about things the writer already knew before he wrote them.
About
Any
Bad
Based
Before
Book
Books
Experience
Factual
Good
Good Book
He
Knew
Them
Isn't it strange that we talk least about the things we think about most?
About
Least
Most
Strange
Talk
Things
Think
Common sense tells us that the things of the earth exist only a little, and that true reality is only in dreams.
Common
Dreams
Earth
Exist
Little
Only
Reality
Sense
Tells
Things
True
Us
The priest is an immense being because he makes the crowd believe astonishing things.
Astonishing
Because
Being
Believe
Crowd
He
Immense
Makes
Priest
Things
We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.
Almost
Also
Arranged
Away
Blow
Disaster
Faces
Get
Going
Ignorance
Later
Might
Mixture
No-One
I need to be home more. That's the goal now. I have a steady flow of things people want me to do.
Flow
Goal
Home
Me
More
Need
Now
People
Steady
Things
Want
The one knowing what is profitable, and not the man knowing many things, is wise.
Knowing
Man
Many
Profitable
Things
Wise
Know not to revere human things too much.
Human
Know
Much
Revere
Things
Too
Too Much
All actors have a significant amount of vanity about work, and necessarily so. Things they will do and won't do, and I've completely lost all of that. I don't care.
About
Actor
Amount
Care
Lost
Necessarily
Significant
Things
Vanity
Will
Work
Self-will in the man who does not reckon wisely is by itself the weakest of all things.
All Things
Does
Itself
Man
Reckon
Things
Weakest
Who
Wisely
I'm a romantic; a sentimental person thinks things will last, a romantic person hopes against hope that they won't.
Against
Hope
Hopes
Last
Person
Romantic
Sentimental
Things
Thinks
Will
Switzerland is a country where very few things begin, but many things end.
Begin
Country
End
Few
Few Things
Many
Switzerland
Things
Very
Where
The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business.
About
Business
Know
Most
None
People
Things
Want
We know little of the things for which we pray.
Know
Little
Pray
Things
Which
Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
Brought
Done
Great
Great Things
Impulse
Series
Small
Small Things
Things
Together
The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.
Acquaintance
Beginning
Definite
Get
Ignorance
Our
Outline
Persons
Things
Whether
Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before.
Able
Before
Being
Never
Productivity
Things
Were
You
When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.
Did
Failures
More
Nine
Observed
Out
Ten
Ten Times
Things
Times
Were
Work
Young
I do not read advertisements. I would spend all of my time wanting things.
Advertisement
My Time
Read
Spend
Things
Time
Wanting
Would
The decisive moment in human evolution is perpetual. That is why the revolutionary spiritual movements that declare all former things worthless are in the right, for nothing has yet happened.
Decisive
Declare
Evolution
Former
Happened
Human
Human Evolution
Moment
Movements
Nothing
Perpetual
Revolutionary
Right
Spiritual
I never resist temptation, because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me.
Bad
Because
Found
Me
Never
Resist
Tempt
Temptation
Things
All things must; man is the only creature that wills.
All Things
Creature
Man
Must
Only
Things
Wills
Fame is like a river, that beareth up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid.
Fame
Light
Like
River
Solid
Things
Up
There are only two things. Truth and lies. Truth is indivisible, hence it cannot recognize itself; anyone who wants to recognize it has to be a lie.
Anyone
Cannot
Hence
Itself
Lie
Lies
Only
Recognize
Things
Truth
Truth Is
Two
Wants
Who
You see things; and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say 'Why not?'
Dream
I Dream
Never
Say
See
Things
Were
Why
Why Not
You
The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down.
Always
Asked
Being
Between
Down
Enough
Fifty
Hardest
Seventy
Them
Things
Turn
Years
You
Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle.
Cheat
Come
Conditions
Deeper
Defeat
Essentially
Happiness
Life
Out
Pleasure
Redeeming
Struggle
Things
Those
It is comforting to reflect that the disproportion of things in the world seems to be only arithmetical.
Comforting
Disproportion
Only
Reflect
Seems
Things
World
Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
Age
Appears
Authors
Best
Burn
Drink
Four
Friends
Old
Old Friends
Old Wine
Read
Things
Trust
Women desire six things: They want their husbands to be brave, wise, rich, generous, obedient to wife, and lively in bed.
Be Brave
Bed
Brave
Desire
Generous
Husbands
Lively
Obedient
Rich
Six
Things
Want
Wife
Wise
Find enough clever things to say, and you're a Prime Minister; write them down and you're a Shakespeare.
Clever
Down
Enough
Find
Minister
Prime
Prime Minister
Say
Shakespeare
Them
Things
Write
You
It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.
After
Alive
Beautiful
Certain
Certain Things
Feel
Give
Good
Hunger
Longing
Me
Must
Never
Never Give Up
There are those who love to get dirty and fix things. They drink coffee at dawn, beer after work. And those who stay clean, just appreciate things. At breakfast they have milk and juice at night. There are those who do both, they drink tea.
After
Appreciate
Beer
Both
Breakfast
Clean
Coffee
Dawn
Dirty
Drink
Drink Coffee
Fix
Get
Juice
Things alter for the worse spontaneously, if they be not altered for the better designedly.
Alter
Altered
Better
Spontaneously
Things
Worse
Men have to do some awfully mean things to keep up their respectability.
Keep
Mean
Men
Some
Things
Up