No matter how heinous someone's behaviour, if you make them a comic character, you can't expect people to hate them.
All the great writers root their characters in true human behaviour.
Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.
We couldn't be making as much money, if we had to deal with stranger behaviour.
And right now, anybody who slows down our economic productivity, off they go. We have a place for them, the psychiatric institution. That's the main thing, they slow things down.
We had to be very careful on our best behaviour when we went to these other countries. And then I made a living, I had a chance to support my wife and my kids. It was a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful program from that point of view.
A lot of celebrities just want money, fame, power, fancy cars, houses all over the world and have people bow down to them. To me, that's frightful behaviour.
From the errors of others the wise correct their own.
I still find that a kind of stricture of the heart happens when I see any form of bigoted or racist behaviour. I get an actual pain in my heart.
The really courageous and bold thing is to make movies about human behaviour.
You get weird and unsettling behaviour in the country.
A slutty girl is like the first piece of bread in a loaf, everybody touches it but nobody wants it.
I am a humanist because I think humanity can, with constant moral guidance, create reasonably decent societies. I think that young people who want to understand the world can profit from the works of Plato and Socrates, the behaviour of the three Thomases, Aquinas, More and Jefferson - the austere analyses of Immanuel Kant and the political leadership of Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt.
The tabloids are like animals, with their own behavioural patterns.
There's no point in complaining about them, any more than complaining that lions might eat you.
For the first time in history we can track the evolution of a pandemic in real time. Influenza viruses are notorious for their rapid mutation and unpredictable behaviour.
Your beliefs don't make you a better person, your behavior does.
Human beings either function as individuals or as members of a pack.
There's a switch inside us, deep in our spirit, that you can turn one way or the other. It's almost always the case that our worst behaviour comes out when we're switched to the mob setting. The problem with a lot of software designs is that they switch us to that setting.
I won't wait until the end of my term to say I made mistakes at the beginning.
That's too late. I will try to adopt the proper behaviour, if the French give me the chance, right from the start.
The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers.
Always ignore hateful attitude and rude behaviour of the people. They are powerless without your response.
The behaviour of President Bush on 11 September certainly gives rise to not unnatural suspicions.
The camera does not like acting. The camera is only interested in filming behaviour. So you damn well learn your lines until you know them inside out, while standing on your head!
I'm very in love with the fact that the camera is revolted by acting and loves behaviour.
If you don't like where you are, change it. You're not a tree.
As often as Herman had witnessed the slaughter of animals and fish, he always had the same thought: in their behaviour towards creatures, all men were Nazis. The smugness with which man could do with other species as he pleased exemplified the most extreme racist theories, the principle that might is right.
Men haven't changed their behaviour, so women somehow have to be strengthened to be able to ward off the men.
One is that if women's sexuality in Africa wasn't under assault, if women were able to say no, if women weren't subject to predatory attacks by men, or predatory behaviour generally, then you would have a disease in Africa called AIDS. But you wouldn't have a pandemic.
It takes a long time for a man to look like his portrait.
As we saw in the Queen's Speech, anti-social behaviour - a phenomenon that I believe to be a genuine worry that is also being fed by a lot of scare stories - is the political theme of the moment.
I think maybe when you live with someone who is really very ill for a long time, it somehow gives you more of a greedy appetite for life and maybe, yes, you are less measured in your behaviour than you would otherwise be.
The underlying message of the Lancet article is that if you want to understand aggressive behaviour in children, look to the social and emotional environment in which they are growing up, and the values they bring to the viewing experience.
If we turn to palaeontology to tell us about our biological evolution it is to prehistory that we look for evidence of the evolution of specifically human patterns of behaviour.
The scientists at the end of the 19th century had people coming to them with this weird behaviour, and they didn't know what was going on but there seemed to be a similarity. They needed an answer, so they made up one.
They thought they were identifying a set of behaviours, but yeah, they just wanted to have an answer.