I felt like I was cheating myself of those communities and cheating the audience because I wasn’t able to know them. That’s what the bikes did, without me having to put any arbitrary philosophy on what it was supposed to be. It enabled human connection.
We have no firm hold on any knowledge or philosophy that can lift us out of our difficulties.
When I teach a new group of students, I introduce some yoga philosophy, but I don’t overload them with information. Just enough so they understand the real tradition behind this ancient practice and that it’s not a stretching class. Guys come in and they’re a little nervous. I tell them that when they cross the threshold of the door, they’re crossing to a different dimension. They’re moving from an externally-oriented reality to an internally-oriented one.
For my part I have sought liberty more than power, and power only because it can lead to freedom. What interested me was not a philosophy of the free man (all who try that have proved tiresome), but a technique: I hoped to discover the hinge where our will meets and moves with destiny, and where discipline strengthens, instead of restraining, our nature.
The real problems of our planet are not economic or technical, they are philosophical. The philosophy of unbridled materialism is being challenged by events.
Freud expressed the opinion-not quite in earnest, though, it seeemed to me-that philosophy was the most decent form of sublimation of repressed sexuality, nothing more. In response I put the question, ‘What then is science, particularly psychoanalytic psychology?’ Whereup on he, visible a bit surprised, answered evasively: ‘At least psychology has a social purpose.’
My driving philosophy about making music is that you can reduce it all down to one note if that note is played with the right kind of sincerity.
A prison becomes a home when you have the key.
Being a philosopher, I have a problem for every solution.
There are movements which impinge upon the nerves with a strength that is incomparable, for movement has power to stir the senses and emotions, unique in itself.
A cold atheistical materialism is the tendency of the so-called material philosophy of the present day.
As a system of philosophy it is not like the Tower of Babel, so daring its high aim as to seek a shelter against God’s anger; but it is like a pyramid poised on its apex.
The pretended physical philosophy of modern days strips Man of all his moral attributes, or holds them of no account in the estimate of his origin and place in the created world.
One of my philosophies as a director is to listen to other people’s great ideas because they’ll help make you better.
Your face is a billboard advertising your philosophy of life!
I preferred the weapons of dialectic to all the other teachings of philosophy, and armed with these, I chose the conflicts of disputation rather than the trophies of war.
I had wished to find in philosophy and religion a remedy for my disgrace; I searched out an asylum to secure me from love… duty, reason and decency, which upon other occasions have some power over me, are here useless. The Gospel is a language I do not understand when it opposes my passion… but when love has once been sincere how difficult it is to determine to love no more! ‘Tis a thousand times more easy to renounce the world than love. I hate this deceitful, faithless world; I think no more of it.
And so my militant philosophy is this: to make with a brush on canvas is a simple direct delight-to make with the movie is the same.
There is one great and universal wish of mankind expressed in all religions, in all art and philosophy, and in all human life: the wish to pass beyond himself as he now is.
What is … important is that we — number one: Learn to live with each other. Number two: try to bring out the best in each other. The best from the best, and the best from those who, perhaps, might not have the same endowment. And so this bespeaks an entirely different philosophy — a different way of life — a different kind of relationship — where the object is not to put down the other, but to raise up the other.
I speak about universal evolution and teleological evolution, because I think the process of evolution reflects the wisdom of nature. I see the need for wisdom to become operative. We need to try to put all of these things together in what I call an evolutionary philosophy of our time.
Italy is full of historical buildings. And Europe holds a great history of philosophy from Greece until today. I read all those books and see these buildings, and I think of where I stand when I design my architecture.
The fear of speculation, the ostensible rush from the theoretical to the practical, brings about the same shallowness in action that it does in knowledge. It is by studying a strictly theoretical philosophy that we become most acquainted with Ideas, and only Ideas provide action with vigour and ethical meaning.
There’s no one way to dance. And that’s kind of my philosophy about everything.
I want to be happy and free, living and loving for me.
Only with maturity did I come to appreciate my own Chinese roots: not just the food and the ancient history, but also the philosophy of child-rearing and the respect for education and knowledge.
I don’t want to be anything other than me.
Money goes to money heaven, body goes to body hell.
The name Bowie just appealed to me when I was younger. I was into a kind of heavy philosophy thing when I was 16 years old, and I wanted a truism about cutting through the lies and all that.
A song has to take on character, shape, body and influence people to an extent that they use it for their own devices. It must affect them not just as a song, but as a lifestyle. The rock stars have assimilated all kinds of philosophies, styles, histories, writings, and they throw out what they have gleaned from that.
There’s something about the style of living in the country that they feel, "This is what represents me." So style is about the philosophy of how we create our civilization.
Secret thinker sometimes listening aloud.
I’m drawn between the light and dark.
There is no monster more destructive than the inventive mind that has outstripped philosophy.