If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
Discover More Quotes From Your Favorite Authors
Dyin' ain't much of a living, boy.
Josey Wales, The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Toto, I've got a feeling we're not in kansas anymore.
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.
It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.
Henry David Thoreau
To go fast, row slowly.
Norman Vincent Peale
There is no happiness except in the realization that we have accomplished something.
There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.
David Starr Jordan
You don't get to choose how you're going to die, only how you're going to live.
But because I am mad, I hate you. Because I am mad, I have betrayed you. And because I'm mad, I'm rejoicing in my heart, without a shred of pity, without a shred of regret, watching you go with glory in my heart !
Paula, Gaslight (1940)
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
When a problem comes along, study it until you are completely knowledgeable. Then find that weak spot, break the problem apart, and the rest will be easy.
Norman Vincent Peale
One way to become enthusiastic is to look for the plus sign. To make progress in any difficult situation, you have to start with what's right about it and build on that.
Norman Vincent Peale
I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.
Crash Davis, Bull Durham (1988)
Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.
Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)
Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation.
Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.
Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time , it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Soul meets soul on lover's lips.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
There are two things to aim at in life , first to get what you want, and after that to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind has achieved the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith
This is this.
Michael Vronsky, The Deer Hunter (1978)
To catch lots of fish, you must first go to the water. To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.
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)
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.
Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.
John S. Hinds
The worst part of life is waiting. The best part of life is having someone worth waiting for.
I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.
Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Fundamental progress has to do with the reinterpretation of basic ideas.
Alfred North Whitehead
Rough spots sharpen our performance. And more often than not, obstacles can be turned into advantages. You just can't let your disappointment get in the way.
They call me Mister Tibbs !
Virgil Tibbs, In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
It is interesting to notice how some minds seem almost to create themselves, springing up under every disadvantage, and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles.
In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it is the fourth human endowment -- independent will -- that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability to act rather than to be acted upon, to proactively carry out the program we have developed through the other three endowments. Empowerment comes from learning how to use this great endowment in the decisions we make every day.
We have merely scratched the surface of the store of knowledge which will come to us. I believe that we are now, a-tremble on the verge of vast discoveries - discoveries so wondrously important they will upset the present trend of human thought and start it along completely new lines.
You're so money, and you don't even know it.
Trent, Swingers (1996)
There are essentially two things that will make you wiser the books you read and the people you meet.
Charles Tremendous Jones
Never give in -- never, never, never, never.
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
To infinity and beyond !
Buzz Lightyear, Toy Story (1995)
Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death !
Mame Dennis, Auntie Mame (1958)
Luck happens when opportunity encounters the prepared mind.
Why don't you come up sometime and see me ?
Lady Lou, She Done Him Wrong (1933)
It is impossible to imagine anything which better becomes a ruler than mercy.
Discontent is the source of all trouble, but also of all progress, in individuals and nations.
Love is like a piece of art work, even the smallest bit can be so beautiful.
The more we come out and do good to others, the more our hearts will be purified, and god will be in them.
Thou love life ? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of.
This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.
The dedicated doctor knows that he must be both scientist and humanitarian, his most agonizing decisions lie in the field of human relations.
David B. Allman
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
Romance, like a ghost escapes touching, it is always where you are not, not where you are. The interview or conversation was prose at the time, but it is poetry in the memory.
George William Curtis
The best leaders of all, the people know not they exist. They turn to each other and say, We did it ourselves.
Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
Love is a game that two can play and both win.
For the first time in my life, people cheering for me. Were you deaf ? Didn't you hear 'em ? We're not hitchhiking any more. We're riding.
Michael Kelly, Champion (1949)
Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.
As you live your values, your sense of identity, integrity, control, and inner-directedness will infuse you with both exhilaration and peace. You will define yourself from within, rather than by people's opinions or by comparisons to others.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hanh
You become what you think about.
The way to happiness : keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Fill your life with love. Scatter sunshine. Forget self, think of others. Do as you would be done by. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.
Norman Vincent Peale
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
You always succeed in producing a result.
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.
Was there ever a more horrible blasphemy than the statement that all the knowledge of god is confined to this or that book ? How dare men call god infinite, and yet try to compress him within the covers of a little book !
Woody, I know what your problem is. You're just like me. Trash !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
Because I readily absorb ideas from every source - frequently starting where the last person left off - I never pick up an item without thinking of how I might improve it.
All resources are not obvious, great managers find and develop available talent.
You are today where your thoughts have brought
When people are like each other they tend to like each other.
I have, for many years past, contemplated the noble races of red men who are now spread over these trackless forests and boundless prairies, melting away at the approach of civilization.
Cinderella story. Outta nowhere. A former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mirac... It's in the hole ! It's in the hole ! It's in the hole !
Carl Spackler, Caddyshack (1980)
We conceal it from ourselves in vain, we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man can not possibly live for a moment without it.
You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.
Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)
And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
After all is said and done, there is usually more said than done.
No involvement, no commitment.
One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus ; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.
If I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
The more we grow in love, virtue and holiness, the more we see love, virtue and holiness outside.
I was never tired of listening to his wisdom or imparting my own.
Here's to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes... the ones who see things differently -- they're not fond of rules... You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can't do is ignore them because they change things... they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.
When a man comes to a conscious vital realization of those great spiritual forces within himself and begins to use those forces in science, in business, and in life, his progress in the future will be unparalleled.
If we are going to teach 'creation science' as an alternative to evolution, then we should also teach the stork theory as an alternative to biological reproduction.
Admission of ignorance is often the first step in our education.
You are never a loser until you quit trying.
Whether or not we realize it each of us has within us the ability to set some kind of example for people. Knowing this would you rather be the one known for being the one who encouraged others, or the one who inadvertently discouraged those around you ?
I love you for what you are, but I love you yet more for what you are going to be. I love you not so much for your realities as for your ideals. I pray for your desires that they may be great, rather than for your satisfactions, which may be so hazardously little. You are going forward toward something great. I am on the way with you, and therefore I love you.
I'm going to take a bath.
Arthur Bach, Hobson (1981)
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.