"I didn't understand how you could be an actor if you didn't also study philosophy and study political science, astronomy. And also just go out and live life and have experiences."
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."Brit Marling on Albert Einstein
"Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."Brit Marling on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Science investigates religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power religion gives man wisdom which is control."Brit Marling on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right a single experiment can prove me wrong."Brit Marling on Albert Einstein
"Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss."Brit Marling on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"I get uncomfortable when people give me presents and watch me open them. I don't have birthday parties, because the idea of a group of people singing and looking at me while I'm blowing out candles gives me hives."
"Here's the thing that I think about life - if you manage to get into a space where you don't need that much, where the overhead of your life is not that great and you're pretty happy and relaxed without that much stuff, you are really liberated because you never have to say yes to something because you want another refrigerator or car!"
"I feel like I'm a much better person when I'm developing my imagination and my innocence and my vulnerability. I like that version of me better than the version where I'm just working on my analytical mind."
"As an actor, you have an accumulated knowledge base. But there's also something about it that every time you really feel like you're doing it for the first time you have no idea whether you're capable of it."
"I've found myself at one in the morning just sitting at my desk spending an hour returning emails from the day until like two in the morning. It's ridiculous, I should be sleeping, or dreaming, or reading a novel."