"Contrary to the popular misconception, the actor is not necessarily a specialist in imitating or portraying what he knows about other people. On the contrary, the actor may simply be a person who's more willing than others to reveal some truths about himself."
Wallace Michael "Wally" Shawn (born 12 November 1943), American actor, playwright, and essayist.
"Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering -- and it's all over much too soon."
Woody Allen (born 1 December 1935), American screenwriter, director, actor, comedian, author, and playwright.
"In my early years, there were a number of experiences that made me decide I could not afford the luxury of just being an actress. There were a number of issues I wanted to address. And I wanted to use my career as a platform."
Cicely L. Tyson (born 19 December 1933), American actress.
"It is as true today as it ever was: He who seeks beauty will find it."
William J. Cunningham (born 13 March 1929), fashion photographer for The New York Times, known for his candid and street photography.
"The evidence points to the fact that Roswell was a real incident and that indeed an alien craft did crash and that material was recovered from that crash site."
Edgar Mitchell (born September 17, 1930), American pilot, retired Captain in the United States Navy, NASA astronaut, and sixth person to walk on the Moon.
“I think people have been obsessed with the wrong question, which is, ‘How do we make people pay for music?’ What if we started asking, ‘How do we LET people pay for music?’”
"Never try to convey your idea to the audience. It is a thankless and senseless task. Show them life, and they’ll find within themselves the means to assess and appreciate it."
"I call on people to be 'obsessed citizens', forever questioning and asking for accountability. That's the only chance we have today of a healthy and happy life."
"A note can be small as a pin or as big as the world, it depends on your imagination."
"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."
"No politician who voted funds for war, no business contractor for the military, no general who ordered young men into battle, no FBI man who spied on anti-war activities, should be invited to public ceremonies on this sacred day. Let the dead of past wars be honored. Let those who live pledge themselves never to embark on mass slaughter again."
"I believe that art is born not of 'I can' but 'I must.'"
"When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child."
"Love is the white light of emotion. It includes many feelings which, out of laziness and confusion, we crowd into one simple word. Art is the prism that sets them free…"
Diane Ackerman (born 7 October 1948), American author, poet, and naturalist.
"Only the mediocre are always at their best."