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.
It is defiant the desperate act of men too Profoundly convinced of the rottenness of our civilization to want to save a shred of its respectability.Sir Herbert Edward Read
Around me, around them [the dissidents], the total, all- eclipsing Soviet world, which renders any other world powerless and far away, had become Profoundly, morally hostile.
At bottom, I mean Profoundly at bottom, the FBI has nothing to do with Communism, it has nothing to do with catching criminals, it has nothing to do with the Mafia, the syndicate, it has nothing to do with trust-busting, it has nothing to do with interstate commerce, it has nothing to do with anything but serving as a church for the mediocre. A high church for the true mediocre.norman mailer
There is nothing more Profoundly serious than real comedy, which is an affirmation of human communion, redemption and grace.michael malone
Along with our passivity, we're entering a Profoundly masochistic phase everyone is a victim these days, of parents, doctors, pharmaceutical companies, even love itself. And how much we enjoy it. Our happiest moments are spent trying to think up new varieties of victimhood...j. g. ballard
Sicko , which takes on America's Profoundly profitable and catastrophically inefficient health care system, is Moore's most assured, least antagonistic and potentially most important film. Anecdotal in nature, Sicko shows what's wrong with our health care system by comparing it with those in Canada, England and France, where universal health care is as ingrained in the social fabric as their national anthems. Asked what would have happened in England if Margaret Thatcher or Tony Blair had tried to dismantle the National Health Service, an elderly British statesman answers without pause, "There would have been a revolution."Michael Moore
I am Profoundly skeptical about our abilities to predict the future in general, and human behavior in particular.errol morris
Personally I believe the bicentenary offers us a chance not just to say how Profoundly shameful the slave trade was – how we condemn its existence utterly and praise those who fought for its abolition, but also to express our deep sorrow that it ever happened, that it ever could have happened and to rejoice at the different and better times we live in today.
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
The men, who labour and digest things most, Will be much apter to despond than boast; For if your author be Profoundly good, 'Twill cost you dear before he's understood.Wentworth Dillon
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
Today the atomic bomb has altered Profoundly the nature of the world as we know it, and the human race consequently finds itself in a new habitat to which it must adapt its thinking.
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
The ancient gentleman who has seen the world, who is Profoundly experienced, and much too deep to be the dupe of an age so shallow as this, is to be won by an admiring glance at the brilliancy of his knee-buckle; praise his very pigtail, and you may lead him by it.samuel laman blanchard