"People can talk in a negative fashion about temperamental people... by the very nature of his work, if Hes good; [he] is temperament. If he doesn't, he should get out of it. And he has to live in an open mood all day long. Why? Because he's got to use it in About five minutes. Now, in normal life, you do that and be killed. But on the screen, for two seconds, he's going to let you into his heart. And that takes transparency of soul. And making use of that, that's an actor. Anybody can take off their clothes. That can be an exhibitionist. But true nakedness, of heart and mind and soul, that takes talent. The guy's an ace."
An elective despotism was not the government we fought for; but one which should not only be founded on free principles, but in which the powers of government should be so divided and balanced among several bodies of magistracy, as that no one could transcend their legal limits, without being effectually checked and restrained by the others. ~ James Madison, Federalist No. 48, February 1, 1788
Nothing is so unworthy of a civilized nation as allowing itself to be governed without opposition by an irresponsible clique that has yielded to base instinct.
Every individual human being has a claim to a useful and just state, which secures freedom of the individual as well as the good of the whole.
An end in terror is preferable to terror without end. ~ The White Rose, 1942-43