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.
Don't take no for an answer, never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes, but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you can not hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed by youth.
Don't call me a saint - I don't want to be dismissed that easily.
I think people should mate for life, like pigeons or catholics.
Isaac Davis, Manhattan (1979)
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
If you raise your children to feel that they can accomplish any goal or task they decide upon, you will have succeeded as a parent and you will have given your children the greatest of all blessings.
When people are like each other they tend to like each other.
Most of us are frightened of dying because we don't know what it means to live. We don't know how to live, therefore we don't know how to die. As long as we are frightened of life we shall be frightened of death.
One of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought.
The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
If your success is not on your own terms, if it looks good to the world but does not feel good in your heart, it is not success at all.
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
Success is the child of audacity.
She had been forced into prudence in her youth, she learned romance as she grew older - the natural sequence of an unnatural beginning.
First thing every morning before you arise say out loud, "I believe'' three times.
Norman Vincent Peale
It means a great deal to those who are oppressed to know that they are not alone. And never let anyone tell you that what you are doing is insignificant. Bishop
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness , it is generally the by- product of other activities.
Where's the rest of me ?
Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)
Boldness in business is the first, second and third thing.
Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
Practice hope. As hopefulness becomes a habit, you can achieve a permanently happy spirit.
Norman Vincent Peale
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Stephen A. Brennan
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn down your house, you can never tell.
When something is finally obvious that should have been obvious years before, we call it common sense.
Love to faults is always blind. Always is to joy inclined, winged, and unconfined. And breaks all chains from every mind.
Go ahead, make my day.
Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Charles A. Beard
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch it, and it darts away.
People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.
No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -- they're always there.
Norman Vincent Peale
I am big ! It's the pictures that got small.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
Tell 'em to go out there with all they got and win just one for the Gipper.
Knute Rockne, Knute Rockne All American (1940)
The best proof of love is trust.
When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts.
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.
If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Oh, it was nobody's fault but my own. I was looking up. It was the nearest thing to heaven. You were there.
Terry McKay, An Affair To Remember (1957)
When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, 'I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, violent one, the other wolf is the loving compassionate one.' The grandson asked him, 'Which wolf will win the fight in your heart?' The grandfather answered, 'The one I feed.'
If you don't set goals, you can't regret not reaching them.
Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he's been given. But up to now he hasn't been a creator, only a destroyer. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild life's become extinct, the climate's ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
It is not our purpose to become each other , it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.
If you aren't going all the way, why go at all ?
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
The dingo took my baby !
Lindy Chamberlain, A Cry In The Dark (1988)
Believe in yourself.
The only gift is a portion of thyself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.
Leanna L. Bartram
Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.
Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)
I think there is something, more important than believing : Action ! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.
W. Clement Stone
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Bad news, compadres, this place is magic as hell.
I want to be alone.
Grusinskaya, Grand Hotel (1932)
Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, preferably big deals. That's how I get my kicks.
P. T. Barnum
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.
Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.
Where there is love there is no darkness.
Leaders are people who are able to express themselves fully, they know who they are, what their strengths and weaknesses are, and how to fully deploy their strengths and compensate for their weaknesses. They also know what they want, why they want it, and how to communicate what they want to others, in order to gain compensation and support. Finally, they know how to achieve their goals. The key to full self-expression is understanding one's self and the world, and the key to understanding is learning -- from one's own life and experience.
It is the patient building of character, the intense struggle to realize the truth, which alone will tell in the future of humanity.
They alone live, who live for others.
Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we can not live within.
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Death is something not only mysterious but a great act of purgation. That which continues in a repetitive pattern is degeneration. The pattern may vary according to country, according to climate, according to circumstance, but it is a pattern. Moving in any pattern brings about a continuity and that continuity is part of the degenerating process of man. When there is an ending of continuity, something new can take place. One can understand it instantly if one has understood the whole movement of thought, of fear, hate, love - then one can grasp the significance, instantly, of what death is.
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. No paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
Why don't you go outside and jerk yourself a soda ?
Virginia Hill, Bugsy (1991)
It had always amazed me how different things looked in a studio compared to how they appeared on TV. In reality the set was a tiny stage in a giant room of cables, cameras, and monitors, all connected trounced a control room full of other monitors and audio equipment. On TV it looked like two people sitting in an office having a conversation.
John P. Strelecky
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
What this power is I cannot say. All I know is that it exists and it becomes available only when a man is in that state of mind in which he knows exactly what he wants and is fully determined not to quit until he finds it.
Alexander Graham Bell
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
Are you bored with life ? Then throw yourself into some work you believe in with all your heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
Anne Sophie Swetchine
Always do the right thing.
Da Mayor, Mookie (1989)
Bond. James Bond.
James Bond, Dr No (1962)
Live as if you were to die tomorrow , Learn as if you were to live forever.
Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that !
It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
Open your ears before you open your mouth, it may surprise your eyes !
Where is there dignity unless there is honesty ?
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Life must be lived on a higher plane. We must go up to a higher platform, to which we are always invited to ascend, there, the whole aspect of things changes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
You have to think anyway, so why not think big ?
P. T. Barnum
Every hand does its part to hold up the world. Every healthy individual guides his life by a selected motive which takes precedence over all the others. He is the man who maintains his integrity in the midst of change, his individuality in the face of external pressures to conform.