The main thing in acting is honesty, to feel the humanity and get to the essence of the character. You can’t put anything into a character that you haven’t got within you.
– Genevieve Bujold
What attracted me to Jimmy Bulger were the various facets of his personality and his humanity because I felt that the only way I could approach playing a character like him was to find his human side first and then map that out to see where it took the turn. He was a very complicated man.
– Johnny Depp
Eggs is a kind of a plucky, brave 11-year-old boy who thinks he is a boxtroll. And he’s kind of one of these mythological feral children who are raised in isolation of humanity and, by virtue of that, have a deeper connection to humanity because they’ve been raised away from the poisons of society.
– Isaac Hempstead Wright
It is among the evils of slavery that it taints the very sources of moral principle. It establishes false estimates of virtue and vice: for what can be more false and heartless than this doctrine which makes the first and holiest rights of humanity to depend upon the color of the skin?
– John Quincy Adams
Where humanity is going to find itself in, say, 20, 30, 40, or 50 years would be very difficult to predict, I think. There are moments, of course, when you think that it’s going from bad to worse, but there are other moments when you think that human efforts are really flowering into something really fantastic.
– John Hurt