Famous quotes from thinkers, revolutionaries and influencers of our era.
Am I motivated by what I really want out of life or am I mass-motivated ?
The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.
The dove is my emblem... . I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it... . I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
Help me ! Help me !
Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)
An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
Our minds are as different as our faces we are all traveling to one destination, happiness, but few are going by the same road.
Charles Caleb Colton
There is no substitute for hard work.
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
Girls got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all.
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
Inch by inch, it's a cinch.
Robert H. Schuller
The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis".
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
Live out of your imagination, not your history.
Dave, stop. Stop, will you? Stop, Dave. Will you stop, Dave? Stop, Dave. I'm afraid.
Hal (V.O.), 2001: A Space Odyssey (2001)
The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
In order to be walked on, you have to be lying down.
You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
He who has great power should use it lightly.
Whatever you are be a good one.
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the arena of human life the honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action
When people are like each other they tend to like each other.
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
Every sale has five basic obstacles : no need, no money, no hurry, no desire, no trust.
Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
If they move, kill ' em.
Pike Bishop, The Wild Bunch (1969)
The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard
You must tolerate that which you can not change.
Follow your dreams.
I don't want to move to a city where the only cultural advantage is being able to make a right turn on a red light.
Alvy Singer, Annie Hall (1977)
Only a life lived for others is a life worth living.
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
It's to be expected that you make mistakes when you're breaking new ground.
If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams
Fortune favors the brave.
I am someone else when I'm with you, someone more like myself.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
To wear your heart on your sleeve isn't a very good plan, you should wear it inside, where it functions best.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
Look at that ! Look how she moves. That's just like Jell-O on springs. She must have some sort of built-in motor. I tell you, it's a whole different sex !
Jerry, Some Like It Hot (1959)
In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.
Can miles truly separate you from friends. If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there ?
As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother ?
I say to you today, my friends, that in spite of the difficulties and frustrations of the moment, I still have a dream.
Martin Luther King Jr.
In life you need either inspiration or desperation.
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
Show me the money !
Rod Tidwell, Jerry Maguire (1996)
Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.
It took more than one man to change my name to Shanghai Lily.
Shanghai Lily, Shanghai Express (1932)
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
That some should be rich, shows that others may become rich, and, hence, is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.
If it matters to you, you will find a way. If it doesn't you will find an excuse
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance."
We rob banks.
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
There is a time to let things happen, and a time to make things happen.
Love is the expansion of two natures in such fashion that each include the other, each is enriched by the other.
The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is still willing to learn more.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
I see dead people.
Cole Sear, The Sixth Sense (1999)
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never -- in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Never discourage anyonewho continually makes progress, no matter how slow.
Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress.
If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
Act or accept.
Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing , knowing that is it not enough, that you have got to have hard work and a certain sense of purpose.
Growth and change are never easy... If it were easy, you would have done it long ago.
Action, to be effective, must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness, it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
Otomo No Yakamochi
It is never too late to be what we might have been
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
When our actions do not, our fears make us traitors.
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Common looking people are the best in the world : that is the reason the Lord makes so many of them.
There are few people who can manage more than their own business.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
Georgia, love is for the very young.
Jonathan Shields, The Bad And The Beautiful (1952)
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
I'd like to make her look a little more attractive. How far can you pull back ?
Rita, Cameraman (1982)
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton
Deep down inside of all of us is the power to accomplish what we want to, if we'll just stop looking elsewhere.
Begin with the end in mind.