The following quotes came to me while I was looking for the answers to my self-awareness questions. I love the quote about a man who said, “I walk around thinking I’m a man.” I wanted to share it with you because that’s the way I live my life.
The quote from Leonardo here is one of his best lines ever. The scene is quite brilliant and we should all be thankful that this film will not be our last. I also love the line about how the one who makes the mistakes, learns them. I think about that line constantly.
I agree. But it gets better: the man who made the mistakes learned them, and so he learned some lessons he could take home and use to become a better person. Of course, you don’t have to be a professional actor to learn some lessons.
I think you could get all the lessons from Leonardo, but you would still have to be a really good actor.
I never thought I would say this, but I do think it is worth pointing out that all of Leonardo’s life came to an end when he was 15. When he was young, he was a genius who couldn’t wait to become famous, but when he was 15 he was just another kid on a street that got his hopes up as quickly as possible.
Now, there is a great quote by Leonardo that I believe deserves to be quoted a lot. It is a line from the “Papa, Can You Feel It?” documentary, which I’ve done a few times this year. It comes from a scene where Leonardo (as an old man) is talking to a young boy.
The first and third stanzas of it are the funniest in the whole documentary.
The young boy he is talking to was a very, very famous artist who now lives in a castle in his own art gallery. His name is Leonardo da Vinci, and he has some very strange ideas about what he wants to do with his life. He is trying to decide if he wants to be a great artist or a great scientist.
It goes like this. He was a very famous artist. He was a very, very good artist. The guy he is talking to is also a very famous artist. They both live in a castle. One is a great artist, the other is a great scientist. They both have very strange ideas about what they want to do with their lives.
It goes like this. Leonardo DaVinci is the guy who is trying to decide if he wants to be a great artist or a great scientist. But he is trying to do this by thinking about one thing only, which is what he doesn’t want to do. It is as if the guy is saying, “If I am going to be a great artist, I am going to be completely self-absorbed, and will do my own thing.