You can’t protect yourself be trying to hide from life. Life is movement. Life is something to be used. That’s what it is there for. I agree with Bernard Shaw who said, ‘Waste life – but waste it wisely.’ What defeats most people in life is bowing to false gods – fame, money or public approval. What anyone really should seek most is his own self-approval. There’s a big danger in becoming too nice and agreeable a guy. You can lose your own character that way – and your purpose.
- Burt Lancaster
Source: Burt Lancaster Says You Can’t Protect Yourself By Trying to Hide From Life, Ocala Star-Banner, Apr 29 1962, Page 20