The single greatest influence on my work as a filmmaker has been the celebrated Interviews with Francis Bacon (1980) by David Sylvester. Sylvester is a master of the art of complicity: he knows how to manipulate and exploit it. Complicity requires being cautiously intellectual yet profoundly human in the sense that the interviewer must act as the concerned midwife, allowing the interviewee to express himself while at the same time guiding his thoughts to a satisfactory conclusion through sensitive provocation.
Could she not obtain from him the promise to discharge his weapon in the air, if the duel was with pistols, or, if it was with swords, simply to disarm his enemy?Like nearly all persons unversed in the art, she believed in infallible fencers, in marksmen who never missed their aim, and she had also ideas Profoundly, absolutely inexact on the relations of one man with another in the matter of an insult.paul bourget
There is nothing more Profoundly serious than real comedy, which is an affirmation of human communion, redemption and grace.michael malone
They don't make poles long enough for me want to touch Microsoft products, and I don't want any mass-marketed game-playing device or Windows appliance near my desk or on my network. This is my workbench, dammit, it's not a pretty box to impress people with graphics and sounds. When I work at this system up to 12 hours a day, I'm Profoundly uninterested in what user interface a novice user would prefer.erik naggum
The second part of the New Right's policy package has been the belief that free-market solutions are always best. It is this latter view which is Profoundly mistaken. Markets and profits are crucial, but the pure free-market model itself is deeply flawed.paul ormerod
Monotheism at Sinai, primitive Christianity, messianic socialism: these are the three supreme moments in which Western culture is presented with what Ibsen termed "the claims of the ideal." These are the three stages, Profoundly interrelated, through which Western consciousness is forced to experience the blackmail of transcendence.George Steiner
The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing Profoundly and in a thousand things well.horace walpole
The imagination eulogized by Baudelaire is in his own case more often than not a synonym for desire or despair. His critical exigencies are, like those of the Profoundly sick man that he was, harsh and imperative and illusory in the sense of release temporarily obtained. Yet imagination is also the faculty that gives Baudelaire a royal sense of equality with other creative artists; he uses his status as a poet to boost his activities as a critic, claiming, with total justification in his case, that criticism is a creative affair, a fine rather than applied art.Charles Baudelaire
"The only Jews who interest us are our fellow citizens." "Basically and Profoundly, we are with the West."habib bourguiba
Claude Debussy was a rare phenomenon a composer Profoundly and subversively revolutionary...claude debussy
He is Profoundly wrong. Our country is run by the people of the Russian Federation through legitimately elected bodies of power and administration: through representative bodies (the parliament) and executive bodies (the president and the government of the Russian Federation)vladimir putin
The statement of ideas in a poem may have to do with logic . More Profoundly, it may be identified with the emotional progression of the poem, in terms of the music and images, so that the poem is alive throughout. Another, more fundamental statement in poetry, is made through the images themselves those declarations, evocative, exact, and musical, which move through time and are the actions of a poem.muriel rukeyser
The writers who accomplish most are those who compel thought on the highest and most Profoundly interesting subjects.john lancaster spalding
When I discover something about the human genome, I experience a sense of awe at the mystery of life, and say to myself, ‘Wow, only God knew before.’ It is a Profoundly beautiful and moving sensation, which helps me appreciate God and makes science even more rewarding for me.francis collins
Every attempt to refer chemical questions to mathematical doctrines must be considered, now and always, Profoundly irrational, as being contrary to the nature of the phenomena. . . . but if the employment of mathematical analysis should ever become so preponderant in chemistry (an aberration which is happily almost impossible) it would occasion vast and rapid retrogradation....auguste comte
The second part of the New Right's policy package has been the belief that free-market solutions are always best. It is this latter view which is Profoundly mistaken. Markets and profits are crucial, but the pure free-market model itself is deeply flawed.
As I stood there on the top of the world and I thought of the hundreds of men who had lost their lives in the effort to reach it [North Pole], I felt Profoundly grateful that I had the honor of representing my race.
Those afraid of the universe as it really is, those who pretend to nonexistent knowledge and envision a Cosmos centered on human beings will prefer the fleeting comforts of superstition. They avoid rather than confront the world. But those with the courage to explore the weave and structure of the Cosmos, even where it differs Profoundly from their wishes and prejudices, will penetrate its deepest mysteries.
We are at heart so Profoundly anarchistic that the only form of state we can imagine living in is Utopian; and so cynical that the only Utopia we can believe in is authoritarian.
Analysis of rebellion leads at least to the suspicion that, contrary to the postulates of contemporary thought, a human nature does exist, as the Greeks believed. Why rebel if there is nothing permanent in oneself worth preserving? ... Rebellion, though apparently negative, since it creates nothing, is Profoundly positive in that it reveals the part of man which must always be defended.Albert Camus
Perhaps, moreover, he whose genius appears deepest and truest excels his fellows in nothing save the knack of expression ; he throws out occasionally a lucky hint at truths of which every human soul is Profoundly though unutterably conscious.Nathaniel Hawthorne
Scientific understanding is often beautiful , a Profoundly aesthetic experience which gives pleasure not unlike the reading of a great poem .
Scientific understanding is often beautiful, a Profoundly aesthetic experience which gives pleasure not unlike the reading of a great poem.
He (the American Indian) believes Profoundly in silence – the sign of a perfect equilibrium. Silence is the absolute poise or balance of the body, mind and spirit...
We are at heart so Profoundly anarchistic that the only form of state we can imagine living in is Utopian; and so cynical that the only Utopia we can believe in is authoritarian .