Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
Emily P. Bissell
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Get away from her, you bitch !
Ripley, Aliens (1986)
Many who have spent a lifetime in it can tell us less of love than the child that lost a dog yesterday.
Follow your instincts. That's where true wisdom manifests itself.
Romanticism is not just a mode, it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.
Do you think that there is a word that contains all of the vowels? Unquestionably.
Talent does you no good unless it's recognized by someone else.
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations
George Bernard Shaw
I do not resent criticism, even when, for the sake of emphasis, it parts for the time with reality.
Go to the people. Learn from them. Live with them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. The best of leaders when the job is done, when the task is accomplished, the people will say we have done it ourselves.
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
I'd like to make her look a little more attractive. How far can you pull back ?
Rita, Cameraman (1982)
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.
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.
To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?
Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)
You can not escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
"I am the thread that runs through all these pearls", and each pearl is a religion or even a sect thereof. Such are the different pearls, and god is the thread that runs through all of them, most people, however, are entirely unconscious of it.
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
I'm going to stop procrastinating once I get around to it.
We have no simple problems or easy decisions after kindergarten.
John W. Turk
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
Sooner or later, those who win are those who think they can.
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
Love those who love you.
Two souls with but a single thought, two hearts that beat as one.
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
Concentration of wealth and power has been built upon other people's money, other people's business, other people's labor. Under this concentration, independent business has been a menace to American society.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.
Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls.
There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. That little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
W. Clement Stone
We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.
Don't ask for a light load, but rather ask for a strong back.
It is not the creation of wealth that is wrong, but the love of money for its own sake.
We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''
W. Clement Stone
If one advances confidently in the direction of their goals and endeavors to live the life that they have imagined, they'll meet with success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passing.
Reverend Sykes, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do it.
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)
Love never claims, it ever gives.
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time, it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
What the world wants is character. The world is in need of those whose life is one burning love, selfless. That love will make every word tell like a thunderbolt.
The word courage comes from the same stem as the French word coeur, meaning ''heart''. Thus just as one's heart, by pumping blood to one's arms, legs, and brain enables all the other physical organs to function, so courage makes possible all the psychological virtues. Without courage other values whither away into mere facsimiles of virtue.
Security is a kind of death.
I'm an excellent driver.
Raymond Babbitt, Rain Man (1988)
Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad, but it's what's in the middle that counts. So, when you find yourself at the beginning, just give hope a chance to float up. And it will.
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?
Trouble is only opportunity in work clothes.
Henry J. Kaiser
Love is the universal thirst for a communion not merely of the senses, but of our whole nature.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
The only people who find what they are looking for in life are the fault finders.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
If you worry about yesterday's failures, then today's successes will be few.
Our furniture goes back to louis the fourteenth - unless of course we pay him before then.
Tonight's weather forecast - dark, with continued darkness until morning.
We can only learn to love by loving.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you can not do.
The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis".
We came to enjoy, we are being enjoyed. We came to rule, we are being ruled. We came to work, we are being worked. All the time, we find that. And this comes into every detail of our life.
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
Where there is love there is life.
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.
The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.
It's hard to believe that you haven't had sex for two hundred years.
Luna Schlosser, Miles Monroe (1973)
Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it is all over. The bitter pill of failure is often more than most people can handle. If you are willing to accept failure and learn from it, if you are willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you have got the essential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces.
I bet you can squeal like a pig.
Mountain Man, Deliverance (1972)
The rare individual who honestly satisfies this heart-hunger ( praise ) will hold people in the palm of his hand, and even the undertaker will be sorry when he dies.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
No one can make you jealous, angry, vengeful, or greedy -- unless you let him.
This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.
You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
Did my heart love'til now ? Foreswear its sight, for I never saw true beauty'til this night.
Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.
It looks as if there were a single ultimate goal for mankind, a far goal toward which all persons strive. This is called variously by different authors self-actualization, self- realization, integration, psychological health, individuation, autonomy, creativity, productivity, but they all agree that this amounts to realizing the potentialities of the person, that is to say, becoming fully human, everything that person can be.
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George S. Patton
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn Vos Savant
First rule of fight club is, you do not talk about fight Club.
Tyler Durden, Fight Club (1999)
Some of us have great runways already built for us. If you have one, take off. But if you don't have one, realize it is your responsibility to grab a shovel and build one for yourself and for those who will follow after you.
It is in the small decisions you and I make every day that create our destiny.
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)
When you get right down to the root of the meaning of the word 'succeed', you find it simply means to follow through.
We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.
The "how" thinker gets problems solved effectively because he wastes no time with futile "ifs" but goes right to work on the creative "how''.
Norman Vincent Peale
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
Dorothy Gale, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Inspiration and genius -- one and the same.
No man can succeed in a line of endeavor which he does not like.
Snakes ! Why did it have to be snakes ?
Indiana Jones, Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1987)
Where there is a will, there is a way.
Okay, but I get to be on top.
Josh, Big (1988)
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.