Do we really know anybody ? Who does not wear a face to hide another ?
I have always depended on the kindness of strangers.
Blanche Dubois, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
Yes, it used to be beautiful -- what with the rackets, whoring, guns.
Lou Pascal, Atlantic City (1980)
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results
The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.
When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened. Winston Churchill When I want to read a novel, I write one.
Some people plant in the spring and leave in the summer. If you're signed up for a season, see it through. You don't have to stay forever, but at least stay until you see it through.
If you build it, he will come.
Shoeless Joe Jackson, Field Of Dreams (1989)
If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn't need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.
Whenever I get the energy to exercise, I sit down until it passes.
People can't live with change if there's not a changeless core inside them. The key to the ability to change is a changeless sense of who you are, what you are about and what you value.
The ready back gets all the loads.
You're happiest while you're making the greatest contribution.
Robert F. Kennedy
Out of need springs desire, and out of desire springs the energy and the will to win.
The greater the obstacle the more glory.
You could unwrap a Fudgesicle at the first light and never touch the brake lever till you threw away the stick.
If you want a do-right woman, you have to be a do-right man
Don't ask yourself what the world needs , ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
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
There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts : what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
Press forsake! Go ahead and press 'forsake now' !
Winners never quit and quitters never win !
The more alternatives, the more difficult the choice.
It's hard to believe that you haven't had sex for two hundred years.
Luna Schlosser, Miles Monroe (1973)
Nobody has ever escaped from Stalag 17.
Not alive, anyway.
Oberst Von Scherbach, Stalag 17 (1954)
A great attitude does much more than turn on the lights in our worlds, it seems to magically connect us to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities that were somehow absent before the change.
For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it.
Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail ?
Robert H. Schuller
I make wine at home. I make it out of raisins so that it will be aged automatically.
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.
Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.
Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars.
Perfect love can not be without equality.
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
Okay, but I get to be on top.
Josh, Big (1988)
A lie has speed, but truth has endurance.
Edgar J. Mohn
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
Impossible situations can become possible miracles.
Robert H. Schuller
Motherhood qualified me to let the child within come out and play.
Let no one who loves be called unhappy Even love unreturned has its rainbow.
Success doesn't come to you, you go to it.
Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape !
George Taylor, Planet Of The Apes (1968)
If a man can realize his divine nature with the help of an image, would it be right to call that a sin ? Nor, even when he has passed that stage, should he call it an error. Man is not traveling from error to truth, but from truth to truth, from lower to higher truth. To him all the religions from the lowest fetishism to the highest absolutism, mean so many attempts of the human soul to grasp and realize the infinite, each determined by the conditions of its birth and association, and each of these marks a stage of progress, and every soul is a young eagle soaring higher and higher, gathering more and more strength till it reaches the glorious sun.
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right.
Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
The point is that you can't be too greedy.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.
Charles F. Kettering
Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
I know that I will die laughing.
Do not let what you can not do interfere with what you can do.
Learning is definitely not mere imitation or the ability to accumulate and conform to fixed knowledge. Learning is a constant process of discovery and never a concluding one. In JKD we begin not by accumulation but by discovering the cause of our ignorance, and oftentimes this involves a shedding process. Truth will not come until we have come to understand personally the whole process of the working of our being. After all, ultimately, knowledge in martial art simply means self-knowledge, and JKD can become intelligible only in the vigorous and constant process of self-inquiry and self-discovery.
True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful.
Mrs. Robinson, you're trying to seduce me. Aren't you ?
Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate (1967)
In prosperity, our friends know us , in adversity, we know our friends.
John Churton Collins
Love means never having to say you're sorry.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.
When you put faith, hope and love together, you can raise positive kids in a negative world.
I love you - those three words have my life in them.
You must take personal responsibility. You can not change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of.
Love is the only gold.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Who's on first.
Dexter, The Naughty Nineties (1945)
Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
The most interesting thing about a postage stamp is the persistence with which it sticks to its job.
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.
Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
Dean Wormer, National Lampoon's Animal House (1978)
Shut up and deal.
Fran Kubelik, The Apartment (1960)
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence.
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
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.