There are few things in which we deceive ourselves more than in the esteem we profess to entertain for our firends. It is little better than a piece of quackery. The truth is we think of them as we please that is as they please or displease us.
The truth of things is the chief nutriment of superior intellects.
The discovery of truth is prevented more effectively not by the false appearance things present and which mislead into error not directly by weakness of the reasoning powers but by preconceived opinion by prejudice.
Words are but symbols for the relations of things to one another and to us nowhere do they touch upon absolute truth.
Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of all morality.
If you would be a real seeker after truth it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt as far as possible all things.
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun the moon and the truth.
Let's say a Soviet exchange student back in the '70s would go back and tell the KGB about people and places and things that he'd seen and done and been involved with. This is not really espionage there's no betrayal of trust.
Positioning the brand and regaining trust are all smart things for us to do and those are the litmus tests for any decisions we make.
At this stage of my life I would rather try and have some small impact within a company and suffer through those things than make such a big stink that nobody can trust to work with you. It's very important in an environment of a big institution that people don't feel threatened that you're going to expose them in any way.
My biggest challenge is trust and really believing that trust in letting things just happen personally and professionally and trust with myself. But I'm getting better at it.
I was telling somebody just the other day there's technically such a hierarchy in this business. You have film that's the ideal then you have TV and things like web series do not claim as much cred but the fact is if the material is solid and I believe and trust in the team that's involved I don't care what format it is.
Let's put aside the politics and trust the people. Let's embrace the unique opportunity we all have take the heat and make the hard and difficult decisions knowing that we're doing it to make things better for the people of Illinois.
I almost always do things that I like in some form or fashion. Every once in awhile that means that I don't think the script is any good and I don't have any trust in the people but the film is shooting in Sri Lanka or somewhere like that so I'm going.
I found it to be more challenging to be in a huge effects movie because a lot of the things aren't there.You have to trust the director and react to nothing.
It's probably a bit of a power trip when you befriend somebody enough that they trust you to tell you things.
That's the hard part about sport: as men we haven't started to be in our prime but as athletes we are old people. I needed support. I lost trust and did stupid things.
And trust yes which is important but that is what I aim towards. Now that is difficult for some people and with that desire to get things as good as possible I would say that I'm probably regarded as quite prickly to work with.
Even now I can't trust life. It did too many awful things to me as a kid.
These are very subtle things of course and I don't expect everyone to pick them up consciously but I think that there is something there that you must be able to feel there is an energy at work that I must trust my audience will be able to pick up at some level.
One of the things I had to learn as a writer was to trust the act of writing. To put myself in the position of writing to find out what I was writing.
Bronagh looks after the kids and without her the family would disintegrate... there are some things you can't discuss with anyone other than your wife. There has to be a strong bond of trust.
When I'm on stage it's a little world I've created where I'm sort of the thing so I have total control over everything that happens. When we're improvising I'm with someone I totally trust. I know things are going to work out. I don't have those guarantees in life. There are no consequences on stage.
A lot of film directors are quite scared of actors. They are a bit of a nightmare sometimes but I like them. It looks like cunning but you try to get extra things from them all the time by stealth by making them feel confident so they trust you and you can push a bit.