Life can only be understood backwards , but it must be lived forwards.
Ideas without action are worthless.
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.
If this is a blessing, it is certainly very well disguised.
One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half. Never run away from anything. Never !
Practice does not make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect.
Follow the money.
Deep Throat, All The President's Men (1976)
Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.
One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life , that word is love.
The question should be, is it worth trying to do, not can it be done.
Don't sweat the small stuff.
There are two things to aim at in life, first, to get what you want, and after that to to enjoy it.
Logan Pearsall Smith
The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.
Verbal Kint, The Usual Suspects (1995)
One can spend a lifetime assigning blame, find the cause 'out there' for all the troubles that exist. Contrast this with the 'responsible attitude' of confronting the situation, bad or good, and instead of asking, 'What caused the trouble ? Who was to blame ?' asking 'How can I handle this present situation to make the most of it ? What can I salvage here ?'
The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his commitment to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary : impossible.
Robert H. Schuller
Our life is what it is as a result of how we think.
Bad friends prevent you from having good friends.
Never spend your money before you have it.
Accept challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
George S. Patton
We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvuble problems.
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.
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender.
Whenever I think of the past it just brings back so many memories.
You know you are in love when you see the world in her eyes, and her eyes everywhere in the world.
You betcha !
Marge Gunderson, Fargo (1996)
I'll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too !
The Wicked Witch Of The West, The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire -- you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away.
If a profound gulf separates my neighbor's belief from mine, there is always the golden bridge of tolerance.
Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.
A goal properly set is halfway reached.
It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle if it is lightly greased.
I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Never bring the problem solving stage into the decision making stage. Otherwise, you surrender yourself to the problem rather than the solution.
Robert H. Schuller
We perceive when love begins and when it declines by our embarrassment when alone together.
Friendship doubles joy and halves grief.
Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.
A martini. Shaken, not stirred.
James Bond, Goldfinger (1964)
Whatever good things we build end up building us.
Insist on yourself, never imitate. Every great man is unique.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We belong dead.
The Monster, Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)
But because I am mad, I hate you. Because I am mad, I have betrayed you. And because I'm mad, I'm rejoicing in my heart, without a shred of pity, without a shred of regret, watching you go with glory in my heart !
Paula, Gaslight (1940)
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day
Love is perfect kindness
We simply assume that the way we see things is the way they really are or the way they should be. And our attitudes and behaviors grow out of these assumptions.
Effective communication is 20% what you know and 80% how you feel about what you know.
The secret to happiness is not in doing what one likes to do, but in liking what one has to do.
Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night.
Margo Channing, All About Eve (1950)
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
When Harry Met Sally
Whatever you think that you will be. If you think yourself weak, weak you will be , if you think yourself strong, you will be.
Keep your heart open for as long as you can, as wide as you can, for others and especially for yourself.
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
To live a creative life we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
The best way out is always through.
An obstacle is often a stepping stone.
We rob banks.
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
He is the best physician who is the most ingenious inspirer of hope.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
My principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant - but misdirected - ideas of others.
Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive.
Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
William Ellery Channing
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
It's your attitude not your aptitude that determines your altitude.
It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The price of greatness is responsibility.
The art of choosing men is not nearly so difficult as the art of enabling those one has chosen to attain their full worth.
Everyone should carefully observe which way his heart draws him, and then choose that way with all his strength.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Success in life has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.
Princess Leia, Star Wars (1977)
Love is the only rational act.
I'll remember you, honey. You're the one that got away.
Hud Bannon, Hud (1963)
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
Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
I believe that it is better to tell the truth than a lie. I believe it is better to be free than to be a slave. And I believe it is better to know than to be ignorant.
There's no abiding success without commitment.
Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
Money without brains is always dangerous.
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
Vincent Van Gogh
Nature never deceives us, it is we who deceive ourselves.
Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
May the Force be with you.
Han Solo, Star Wars (1977)
Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them, a desire, a dream, a vision.
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
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.