Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
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In my case, self-absorption is completely justified. I have never discovered any other subject so worthy of my attention.
Waldo Lydecker, Laura (1944)
The greatest happiness of life it the conviction that we are loved - loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.
Without music, life would be a mistake.
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.
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you stop to look fear in the face.
One can be a soldier without dying, and a lover without sighing.
Hasta la vista, baby. :
The Terminator, Terminator Judgment Day (1991)
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
The miracle power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry, application and perseverance, under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.
No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.
Greg Henry Quinn
Mr. Allen, this may come as a shock to you, but there are some men who don't end every sentence with a proposition.
Jan Morrow, Pillow Talk (1959)
To a person in love, the value of the individual is intuitively known. Love needs no logic for its mission.
Charles A. Lindbergh
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.
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
Only in his own way and not in any other can the one who strives perfect himself. He who lays hold of the rung of his companion and lets go of his own rung, through him neither the one nor the other will be realized.
Follow the money.
Deep Throat, All The President's Men (1976)
You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.
William S. Burroughs
Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.
We go together, Laurie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together.
Bart Tare, Gun Crazy (1949)
Except and expect positive things and that is what you will receive.
Patience and the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.
Love reminds you that nothing else matters.
Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain !
The Wizard Of Oz, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.
George P. Burnham
One cannot think crooked and walk straight.
Action is the antidote to despair.
All love that has not friendship for it's base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Confidence imparts a wonderful inspiration to its possessor.
Come, let us make love deathless.
I believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days.
Crash Davis, Bull Durham (1988)
What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
Being defeated is only a temporary condition , giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn vos Savant
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it , and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the ocean of life and bliss.
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
Many people may listen, but few people actually hear.
Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.
To go fast, row slowly.
Norman Vincent Peale
The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind, to train it to the use of its own powers rather than to fill it with the accumulation of others.
Funny like I'm a clown ? I amuse you ?
Tommy De Vito, Goodfellas (1990)
Forget about it.
Donnie Brasco, Donnie Brasco (1997)
Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist.
Mary Kay Ash
Love never claims, it ever gives.
Stopping at third base adds no more runs than striking out.
Do or do not, there is no try.
Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.
Love can be understood only from the inside, as a language can be understood only by someone who speaks it, as a world can be understood only by someone who lives in it.
Robert C. Solomon
You see things and you say, why ? But I dream things that never were and say, why not ?
George Bernard Shaw
The more credit you give away, the more will come back to you. The more you help others, the more they will want to help you.
Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.
W. Clement Stone
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
If you don't like something, change it , if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
Never, never, never give up.
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.
No matter what I ever do or say, Heathcliff, this is me, now, standing on this hill with you. This is me, forever.
Cathy, Wuthering Heights (1939)
Tell me your friends, and I'll tell you who you are.
Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity.
W. Clement Stone
The thought manifests as the word. The word manifests as the deed. The deed develops into habit. And the habit hardens into character. So watch the thought and its ways with care
Don't follow your dreams, chase them.
Life is "trying things to see if they work"
We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.
Keep away from 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.
My tears of love are a waste of time if I turn away.
Whenever you find whole world against you just turn around and lead the world.
Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I cannot stand little notes on my pillow ! We are all out of cornflakes,
Oscar Madison, F (1968)
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
The happiness of life is made up of minute fractionsthe little soon-forgotten charities of a kiss, a smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment in the disguise of a playful raillery, and the countless other infinitesimals of pleasurable thought and genial feeling.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. His eyes are closed.
You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.
You complete me.
When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.
Love is friendship set to music
E. Joseph Cossman
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
You can't do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.
It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
Believe in yourself.
If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have the capacity at the beginning.
Seek first to understand, then be understood
I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
Title of newspaper article yesterday - Vandals made off with all toilet seats in the local precinct. Police have nothing to go on.
The toughest part of getting to the top of the ladder, is getting through the crowd at the bottom.
I am convinced that He ( God ) does not play dice.
Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come, as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours.
If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.
What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Success is neither magical or mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
The main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
Our schools and are not teaching students to think. It is astonishing how many young people have difficulty in putting their brains definitely and systematically to work.
People begin to become successful the minute they decide to be.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
Love is the emblem of eternity, it confounds all notion of time, effaces all memory of a beginning, all fear of an end.
Germaine De Stael
Who, being loved, is poor ?
Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.