From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened you discover that you have wings.
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We rely upon the poets, the philosophers and the playwrights to articulate what most of us can only feel, in joy or sorrow. They illuminate the thoughts for which we only grope. They give us the strength and balm we cannot find in ourselves. Whenever I find my courage wavering I rush to them. They give me the wisdom of acceptance, the will and resilience to push on.
Actors cannot choose the manner in which they are born. Consequently, it is the one gesture in their lives completely devoid of self-consciousness.
There is only one terminal dignity - love.
The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy.
One has to grow up with good talk in order to form the habit of it.
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