Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
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When you shoot a mime, should you use blanks ?
I am your number one fan.
Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
Roy Batty, Blade Runner (1982)
Yo, Adrian !
Rocky Balboa, Rocky (1976)
Some make it happen, some watch it happen, and some say, What happened ?
The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.
My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep, the more I give to thee the more I have for both are infinite.
It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.
William Makepeace Thackeray
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.
The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it, and the glow from that fire can truly light the world.
Some men see things the way they are and ask, Why ? I dream things that never were, and ask Why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
There's a name for you ladies, but it isn't used in high society -- outside of a kennel.
Crystal Allen, The Women (1939)
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it's time to pause and reflect.
Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father.
Lydia Maria Child
There was no hope on earth, and god seemed to have forgotten us. Some said they saw the son of god, others did not see him. If he had come, he would do some great things as he had done before. We doubted it because we had seen neither him nor his works.
Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
Stand up, be bold, be strong. Take the whole responsibility on your own shoulders, and know that you are the creator of your own destiny. All the strength and succor you want is within yourself. Therefore, make your own future.
When we direct our thoughts properly, we can control our emotions.
W. Clement Stone
Don't argue for other people's weaknesses. Don't argue for your own. When you make a mistake, admit it, correct it, and learn from it -- immediately.
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears of all my life.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes but that would be a mistake.
Authentic leaders have absorbed the fundamental fact of existence -- that you can't get around life's inherent contradictions. The leadership mind is spacious. It has ample room for the ambiguities of the world, for conflicting feelings, and for contradictory ideas. I believe that the central leadership attribute is the ability to manage polarity.
To err is human. To really screw up, you need a computer.
Paul R. Ehrlich
It's not what you've got, it's what you use that makes a difference.
If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them.
I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day , I'd rather have one walk beside me than merely point the way.
David O. McKay
Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
Follow your dreams.
We carry the seeds of happiness with us wherever we go.
Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.
Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it.
J. Petit Senn
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don't agree with.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.
All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Nature does nothing uselessly.
Love reminds you that nothing else matters.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
Personally, veda's convinced me that alligators have the right idea. They eat their young.
Ida Corwin, Mildred Pierce (1945)
Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
King Mongkut, The King And (1956)
Encouragement is oxygen to the soul.
There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps.
Peter A. Cohen
Hey, lady !
Herbert H. Heebert, The Ladies Man (1961)
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
The grand essentials of happiness are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
Allan K. Chalmers
Keep away from small people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
A little more moderation would be good. Of course, my life hasn't exactly been one of moderation.
Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals.
If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
It is better to do the wrong thing than to do nothing.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
That's what I love about these high school girls, man. I keep getting older, they stay the same age.
David Wooderson, Dazed And Confused (1993)
I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.
Do or do not, there is no try.
Here's Johnny !
Jack Torrance, The Shining (1980)
Praise does wonders for the sense of hearing.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
You see, Francois, marriage is a beautiful mistake which two people make together. But with you, Francois, I think it would be a mistake.
Mariette Colet, Trouble In Paradise (1932)
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
Tough times never last but tough people do.
All great truths are simple in final analysis, and easily understood ; if they are not, they are not great truths.
Reflection doesn't take anything away from decisiveness, from being a person of action. In fact, it generates the inner toughness that you need to be an effective person of action -- to be a leader. Think of leadership as some of two vectors competence: (your specialty, your skills, your know-howl) and authenticity: (your identity, your character, your attitude) .
What you are is god's gift to you, what you become is your gift to god.
Anthony Dalla Villa
Immaturity can last a lifetime.
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
Duffy, Chinatown (1974)
The most powerful symptom of love is a tenderness which becomes at times almost insupportable.
Oh, Moses, Moses, you stubborn, splendid, adorable fool !
Nefretiri, The Ten Commandments (1956)
The will to win is important, but the will to prepare is vital.
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.
Each person's life is a story that is telling itself in the living.
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.
When you can't solve the problem, manage it.
Robert H. Schuller
Great men are not always wise.
In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing.
I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,
Oscar Madison, F (1968)
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.
If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary person does not hear.