Quotes with theme
We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you don't know where you're aiming, you don't have a goal. My goal is to live my life in such a way that when I die, someone can say, she cared.
No orator has ever electrified an audience while he was thinking of his style or was conscious of his rhetoric, or trying to apply the conventional rules of oratory. It is when the orator's soul is on fire with his theme, and he forgets his audience, forgets everything but his subject, that he really does a great thing.
Pushing to the Front or, Success Under Difficulties (1894)
Political activism has been a part of my life and part of the films I try to make. But we don't focus on any one theme or another. We don't take any ideological stance. I'm anti-ideology. Our work tries to transcend politics. Whatever side you're on, we try to show stories from every part of the country, and so 'red state, blue state' doesn't mean a whole lot to us.
About the Sundance Film Festival
Necessity is the theme and the inventress, the eternal curb and law of nature.
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
If there's one theme in all my work it's about authenticity and self-expression. It's the idea that some things are in some real sense really you, or express what you and others aren't.
Interview with Stuart Jeffries, The Guardian (November 29, 2002)