Grayson L. Kirk quotes

  • If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail.

  • When we, through our educational culture, through the media, through the entertainment culture, give our children the impression that human beings cannot control their passions, we are telling them, in effect, that human beings cannot be trusted with freedom.

  • This crippling of individuals I consider the worst evil of capitalism. Our whole educational system suffers from this evil. An exaggerated competitive attitude is inculcated into the student, who is trained to worship acquisitive success as a preparation for his future.

  • God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities, great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.

  • First of all, directing is an idea that you have of a total flow of images that are going on, which are incidentally actors, words, and objects in space. It's an idea you have of yourself, like the idea you have of your own personality which finds its best representation in the world in terms of specific flows of imaginary images. That's what directing is.

  • The largest part of what we call 'personality' is determined by how we've opted to defend ourselves against anxiety and sadness".

  • The search is more important than the destination

  • I think they are very important because westerns have a code and a symbolism.

  • Structure is more important than content in the transmission of information.

  • You can't have too much of everything, you must have a balance, that's very important.