The life of the artist is, in relation to his work, stern and lonely. He has labored hard, often amid deprivation, to perfect his skill. He has turned aside from quick success in order to strip his vision of everything secondary or cheapening. His working life is marked by intensive application and intense discipline. - John F. Kennedy
Tina being happy because her joke landed. Jimmy just lets it sink in for a moment.
—Andrei Tarkovsky, Sculpting in Time (via nonkwon)
“I have a theory that movies operate on the level of dreams, where you dream yourself.” - Meryl Streep
“The first time I watched Daniel, in the first shot on the first day of shooting, was the first shot of the movie. He comes into the room and his son is asleep by the fireplace, and he lays down next to his son. That was the first time he actually performed Lincoln, and I cried when I saw that. And on the last shot of the last day, with Lincoln on his death bed at the Petersen House — and only minutes later the film was done, we wrapped the company and all got together. And Daniel embraced me, and then he spoke to me for the first time in four months with his English accent, and made me cry even harder. And it made me cry because I wasn’t ready to say goodbye to this warm and generous President who I had gotten to know better than all the history books I’ve ever read, and all the research I ever did.” - Steven Spielberg