When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.
Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)
So whether or not we can get together, remember well that art lives where absolute freedom is. With all the training thrown to nowhere, with a mind perfectly unaware of its own working, with the self vanishing nowhere the art of JKD attains its perfection.
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.
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
All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men , they act out their dreams to make them reality.
Thomas Edward Lawrence
My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
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.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Say hello to my little friend !
Tony Montana, Scarface (1983)
Wealth is the product of man's ability to think.
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley
I like to watch.
Chance, Being There (1979)
To establish true self-esteem we must concentrate on our successes and forget about the failures and the negatives in our lives.
Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.
Marilyn Vos Savant
Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.
It is the very essence of good leadership to give away all credit for positive achievement, to identify only team goals and always to refer to them as such.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
To freely bloom - that is my definition of success.
Spoken about by, radio announcer and good friend : never let a day go by that he didn't learn something new and, in turn pass it on to others. It was his consuming passion.
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Consider the little mouse how sagacious an animal it is which never entrusts his life to one whole only
Okay, but I get to be on top.
Josh, Big (1988)
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it, begin it now.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A way of life can not be successful so long as it is mere intellectual conviction. It must be deeply felt, deeply believed, dominant even in dreams.
First, believe in the world - that there is meaning behind everything.
Be Here Now.
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
We have merely scratched the surface of the store of knowledge which will come to us. I believe that we are now, a-tremble on the verge of vast discoveries - discoveries so wondrously important they will upset the present trend of human thought and start it along completely new lines.
Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you're generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don't make.
P. T. Barnum
It's not enough that we do our best, sometimes we have to do what's required.
Unless we think of others and do something for them, we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.
Ray Lyman Wilbur
For one human being to love another that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Maria Rilke
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
The world is more malleable than you think and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
Tim Blixseth Bono
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot, but make it hot by striking.
William B. Sprague
A bold onset is half the battle.
Men do less than they ought, unless they do all they can.
For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
I'm not bad. I'm just drawn that way.
Jessica Rabbit, Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
First say to yourself what you would be , and then do what you have to do.
Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.
The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.
Don't waste yourself in rejection, nor bark against the bad, but chant the beauty of the good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become.
Tracy L. McNair
Love is the whole and more than all.
Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast.
Norman Vincent Peale
The idea for Googles search engine came to Page in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links, he told Michigan graduates. When no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition, he said.
I want the fairy tale.
Vivian, Pretty Woman (1990)
Thou love life ? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff that life is made of.
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group, there is less competition there.
This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !
Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)
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.
Knowing is not enough we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Be of love a little more careful than of anything.
All I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power.
No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.
Where there is love there is no darkness.
Hasta la vista, baby. :
The Terminator, Terminator Judgment Day (1991)
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
Never put off to tomorrow what you can do today.
If I had never met him, I would have dreamed him into being.
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.
Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.
No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.
The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
You had me at hello.
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
One man with courage is a majority.
The truth is that we can learn to condition our minds, bodies, and emotions to link pain or pleasure to whatever we choose. By changing what we link pain and pleasure to, we will instantly change our behaviors.
Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be , if you think yourself strong, you will be.
The royal road to a man's heart is to talk to him about the things he treasures most.
In the eyes of a lover pockmarks are dimples.
I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
The foundation my parents laid down with our faith continues to be my core.
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
Gentlemen, you can't fight in here ! This is the war room !
President Merkin Muffley, Dr. Strangelove(1964)
Sacrifice is giving up something good for something better.
Quasimodo, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1939)
Positive attitudes come in unlimited quantities. Everybody can have one free !
One hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.
Love is when reality is better than your dreams.
All work is empty save when there is love.
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Attitude determines altitude.
A man's dreams are an index to his greatness.
Love never claims, it ever gives.
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.
Play it, Sam. Play As Time Goes By.
Ilsa Laszlo, Casablanca (1942)
If you didn't know me, would you think I was a stranger ?
Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.