An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
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I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.
Crash Davis, Bull Durham (1988)
To give away money is an easy matter and in any mans power. But to decide to whom to give it, and how large, and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in any mans power nor an easy matter
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
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.
The unexamined life is not worth living.
It is the true season of love when we know that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.
W. Clement Stone
Stand upon the self, only then can we truly love the world. Take a very high stand, knowing our universal nature, we must look with perfect calmness upon all the panorama of the world.
We're sisters under the same mink.
Debby Marsh, The Big Heat (1953)
And our bodies are earth. And our thoughts are clay. And we sleep and eat with death.
Paul, All Quiet On The Western Front (1930)
We can always redeem the man who aspires and strives.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
We are still masters of our fate. We are still captains of our souls.
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.
Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)
She's my sister ! She's my daughter !
Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)
Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)
Every action that helps us manifest our divine nature more and more is good, every action that retards it is evil.
Seldom does an individual exceed his own expectations.
The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
Gort ! Klaatu barada nikto !
Helen Benson, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Power is not really good or bad , it is neutral. Power itself is not negative or positive, although our feelings about it may be. Power is the potential to influence others for good or evil, to be a blessing or a scourge. Like nuclear energy, it can provide the electricity to light a city, or it can fuel the bomb that destroys it.
Badges ? We ain't got no badges ! We don't need no badges ! I don't have to show you any stinking badges !
Gold Hat, The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Love is a bird, she needs to fly.
Love reckons hours for months, and days for years, and every little absence is an age.
God doesn't make junk.
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
We rob banks.
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
The critical ingredient is getting off your butt and doing something. It's as simple as that. A lot of people have ideas, but there are few who decide to do something about them now. Not tomorrow. Not next week. But today. The true entrepreneur is a doer.
He who has great power should use it lightly.
Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth, for thy love is better than wine.
We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.
The strongest among the weak is the one who doesn't forget his weaknesses.
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.
But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.
If you only look at what is, you might never attain what could be.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Whatever the mind of man creates, should be controlled by man's character.
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.
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.
Henry David Thoreau
How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
I don't know nothin 'bout birthin' babies.
Prissy, Gone With The Wind (1939)
Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Pearl S. Buck
I have seen too much of the vanity of human affairs, to expect felicity from the splendid scenes of public life.
They will rise highest who strive for the highest place.
It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
W. Clement Stone
If you would create something, you must be something.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
Ask for advice but do what you think is best.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
Procrastination is opportunities natural assassin.
Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.
Real love stories never have endings.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
The sublimity of wisdom is to do those things living that are desired when dying.
Scarlett O'Hara, Gone With The Wind (1939)
The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.
This life is a hard fact, work your way through it boldly, though it may be adamantine, no matter, the soul is stronger. I have seen in life those who are overcautious about themselves fall into dangers at every step, those who are afraid of losing honor and respect, get only disgrace, and those who are always afraid of loss, always lose.
It is never too late to be what we might have been
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
A dream is simply reality waiting to happen.
John P. Strelecky
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy
Optimists are right. So are pessimists. It's up to you to choose which you will be.
Love is the whole and more than all.
Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.
Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
I love you - those three words have my life in them.
The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
Girls got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all.
Love is not selfish.
Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.
Knute Rockne, Knute Rockne All American (1940)
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
Coming together is a beginning keeping together is progress working together is success.
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.
After your jump, the net appears.
You can not do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
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)
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.