Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
Where love reigns the impossible may be attained.
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
Duffy, Chinatown (1974)
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.
Henry David Thoreau
What is a friend ? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing-that's why we recommend it daily.
Life can be pulled by goals just as surely as it can be pushed by drives.
As a writer, I tell stories and people give me money. Then financial planners tell me stories, and I give them money.
Martin Cruz Smith
There are two ways of meeting difficulties you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable man adapts the world to himself. All progress depends upon the unreasonable man.
George Bernard Shaw
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
A human being is a part of a whole, called by us _universe_ , a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Our plans miscarry because they have no aim. When a man does not know what harbor he is making for, no wind is the right wind.
You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up
Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.
Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
This is this.
Michael Vronsky, The Deer Hunter (1978)
I maintained my edge by always being a student, you will always have something new to learn.
Jackie Joyner Kersee
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Knowledge is proud that she knows so much , wisdom is humble that she knows no more.
Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon must inevitably come to pass!
Paul J. Meyer
Ideas won't keep, something must be done about them.
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it
The reduction of the universe to a single being, the expansion of a single being even to God, this is love.
You might well remember that nothing can bring you success but yourself.
Love is patient and kind, love is not jealous or boastful, it is not arrogant or rude. Love does not insist on its own way, it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice at wrong, but rejoices in the right. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things.
Giving people a little more than they expect is a good way to get back more than you'd expect.
is a choice to focus one's being in a certain way, to bring one's faith, commitment, creativity, and love into coordination with a particular value and purpose.
Listen to them. Children of the night. What music they make.
Count Dracula, Dracula (1931)
Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of mankind passes with him.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
Reason is like an open secret that can become known to anyone at any time , it is the quiet space into which everyone can enter through his own thought.
Let those love now who never loved before. Let those who always loved, now love the more.
Rather than focusing on things and time, focus on preserving and enhancing relationships and on accomplishing results.
Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.
I'm not here just to make a living, I'm here to make a difference.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.
Silence is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
Say not, "I have found the truth" but rather, "I have found a truth".
Real love stories never have endings.
If you wanna call me that, smile.
The Virginian, The Virginian (1929)
Your purpose is to make your audience see what you saw, hear what you heard, feel what you felt. Relevant detail, couched in concrete, colorful language, is the best way to recreate the incident as it happened and to picture it for the audience.
The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To solve a problem or to reach a goal, you don't need to know all the answers in advance. But you must have a clear idea of the problem or the goal you want to reach.
W. Clement Stone
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though chequered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory or defeat.
Only after you challenge your biases and stereotypes -- what Francis Bacon called the 'idols which beset men's minds' --can you help others do the same.
Only when all contribute their firewood can they build up a strong fire.
I do not believe in styles anymore. I do not believe that there is such a thing as the Chinese way of fighting or the Japanese way of fighting, or any other way of fighting, because unless a human being has three arms and four legs, there can be no different form of fighting.
To me, ultimately, martial art means honestly expressing yourself.
Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into !
Oliver, Sons Of The Desert (1933)
Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.
Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the the universe.
A kind speech and forgiveness is better than alms followed by injury.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.
Obstacles are what appear when you take your eyes off your dreams.
It is best to love wisely, no doubt, but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
William Makepeace Thackeray
I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.
Mark Victor Hansen
When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.
No man is free who is not master of himself.
There are never enough I Love You's.
He was some kind of a man. What does it matter what you say about people ?
Tanya, Touch Of Evil (1958)
Adversity is the diamond dust that heaven polishes its jewels with.
Love is most nearly itself when here and now cease to matter.
Begin with the end in mind.
Who indeed can harm you if you are committed deeply to doing what is right ?
My main purpose in life is to make money so I can afford to go on creating more inventions.
It's never too late.
Nothing liberates our greatness like the desire to help, the desire to serve.
Reach for the stars.
In order to accept change and the suffering it brings, we need to find meaning in it
Mary Norton Gordon
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The earth is enjoyed by heroes, this is the unfailing truth. Be a hero. Always say, I have no fear.
The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.
Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything. And that is by making the other person want to do it.
We can not always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
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 mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
William A. Ward
We go together, Laurie. I don't know why. Maybe like guns and ammunition go together.
Bart Tare, Gun Crazy (1949)
The doctor and the pastor ask about your health, but eternity makes you responsible for your condition.
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.
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
Hi, Curly, kill anyone today ?
Mitch Robbins, Curly (1991)
Warriors, come out to play !
Luther, The Warriors (1979)
Your children will become what you are, so be what you want them to be.
To the world you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
I want to know God's thoughts ; the rest are details.
The brain and muscles must develop simultaneously. Iron nerves with an intelligent brain - and the whole world is at your feet.