Before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a kick. Now that I understand the art, a punch is just a punch and a kick is just a kick.
There is no greatness without a passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.
Time is the great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all of it's students.
One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
Keep in mind that you are always saying "no" to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
Get busy livin, or get busy dyin'.
Andy, The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
If we all did the things we are really capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.
Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.
Charity is injurious unless it helps the recipient to become independent of it.
John Davidson Rockefeller
We are ever free if we would only believe it, only have faith enough. You are the soul, free and eternal, ever free, ever blessed. Have faith enough and you will be free in a minute.
Vivacity, leadership, must be had, and we are not allowed to be nice in choosing. We must fetch the pump with dirty water, if clean can not be had.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport.
I need him like the axe needs the turkey.
Jean Harrington, The Lady Eve (1941)
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.
To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable
There has never been a statue erected to honor a critic.
How do I look ?
Holly Golightly, Breakfast At Tiffany's (1961)
Never stop dreaming.
You have enemies ? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
An Indian's dress of deer skins, which is wet a hundred times upon his back, dries soft; and his lodge also, which stands in the rains, and even through the severity of winter, is taken down as soft and as clean as when it was first put up.
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert G. Ingersoll
It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Never stop learning. If you learn one new thing everyday, you will overcome 99% of your competition
Four steps to achievement : plan purposely, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward
Personal leadership is not a singular experience. It is, rather, the ongoing process of keeping your vision and values before you and aligning your life to be congruent with those most important things.
Every human heart is human.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
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.
Make failure your teacher, not your undertaker.
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
Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
Wisdom is more precious than rubies.
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
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 doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them.
John Stuart Mill
That is a lesson for all life - face the terrible, face it boldly. Like the monkeys, the hardships of life fall back when we cease to flee before them.
The first requisite for success is to develop the ability to focus and apply your mental and physical energies to the problem at hand - without growing weary. Because such thinking is often difficult, there seems to be no limit to which some people will go to avoid the effort and labor that is associated with it.
Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.
William S. Burroughs
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don't quit.
I am not a toy. I am a spork !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
To my big brother George, the richest man in town !
Harry Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Seeing yourself as you want to be is the key to personal growth.
If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.
Love is a bird, she needs to fly.
To solve any problem, here are three questions to ask yourself : First, what could I do ? Second, what could I read ? And third, who could I ask ?
When one door closes another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
Walking is the best possible exercise. Habituate yourself to walk very far. quotes
W. Clement Stone
There is a great man who makes every man feels small. But the real great man is the man who makes every man feel great.
G. K. Chesterton
What is it you want, Mary ? What do you want ? You want the moon ? Just say the word, and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down.
George Bailey, It's Wonderful Life (1946)
Some love lasts a lifetime. True love lasts forever.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
Love is like playing the piano. First you must learn to play by the rules, then you must forget the rules and play from your heart.
Love is a verb.
Martin Luther King Jr.
You owe it to yourself to find your own unorthodox way of succeeding, or sometimes, just surviving.
Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
Love is perfect kindness
I don't like the man. I must get to know him better.
People are just as happy as they make up their minds to be.
You must motivate yourself every day.
Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
Love can never grow old. Locks may lose their brown and gold. Cheeks may fade and hollow grow. But the hearts that love will know, never winter's frost and chill, summer's warmth is in them still.
All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.
Don't follow your dreams, chase them.
Sometimes by losing a battle you find a new way to win the war.
Those convinced against their will are of the same opinion still.
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets. Before that, I think you have to go back to the Red Sea.
God, Oh God (1977)
Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
What the world really needs is more love and less paper work.
No matter how small, acknowledge the achievement.
Greg Henry Quinn
The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
John Keating, Dead Poets Society (1989)
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world.
In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.
Norman Vincent Peale
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.
Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean , if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
If the student thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better student. If the lawyer thinks he is the spirit, he will be a better lawyer, and so on.
We rob banks.
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
I know people that got diagnosed with Parkinson's, and they just gave up. Sat in a wheelchair and refused to get up. I'll never give up. Some day this will probably take me, but I'm not going to walk away from life.
No man is free who is not master of himself.
No wire hangers, ever !
Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest (1981)
Where there is no vision, the people perish.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
No matter how big government gets, and no matter how many services it provides, it can never take the place of volunteers.
Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right.
If anything goes bad, I did it. If anything goes semi-good, then we did it. If anything goes really good, then you did it.
Paul "Bear" Bryant
'Wake Me When It's Funny'
In everything the ends well defined are the secret of durable success.