In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
There is something inside all of us that yearns not for reason but for mystery, not for penetrating clear thought but for the whisperings of the irrational, not for science but for wizardry disguised as science, not for rationally founded influence but for magic.
Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown.
Duffy, Chinatown (1974)
Only those who are absolutely their true selves in this world can have pervading influence.
A healthy outside starts from the inside
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
You are a product of your environment. So choose the environment that will best develop you toward your objective. Analyze your life in terms of its environment. Are the things around you helping you toward success -- or are they holding you back ?
W. Clement Stone
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
There are no perfect human beings ! My personal judgments are that no perfect human being is possible or even conceivable, but that human beings are far more improvable than most people believe.
Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes but that would be a mistake.
You betcha !
Marge Gunderson, Fargo (1996)
Man's love is of man's life a part, it is a woman's whole existence. In her first passion, a woman loves her lover, in all the others all she loves is love.
Every dog has his day.
Hey, Bud, lets party !
Jeff Spicoli, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)
In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease
Keep your business affairs in your own hands. It's the only way to be happy.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
I am someone else when I'm with you, someone more like myself.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it , if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward
Beware what you set your heart upon, for it surely shall be yours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I am convinced that He ( God ) does not play dice.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
This is the beginning of a new day.
An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
Look back on times of adversity with hope for the future, not regret for the past. Look not mournfully into the past, it comes not back again. Wisely improve the present, it is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future without fear and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I am poor and naked but I am the chief of a nation. We do not want riches but we do want to train our children right. Riches would do us no good. We could not take them with us to the other world. We do not want riches. We want peace and love.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in ; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day ; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
Fear is met and destroyed with courage. Again and again, when the struggle seems hopeless and all opportunity lost, some man or women with a little more courage, a little more effort, brings victory.
James F. Bell
Challenges are what make life interesting , overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
Joshua J. Marine
I am again fairly settled down to the pleasant duties of an old fashioned Virginia house-keeper, steady as a clock, busy as a bee, and as cheerful as a cricket.
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you've collected a lot of empty yesterdays.
Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Edgar Allan Poe
If to do good were easy as to know what were good to do, chapels had been churches, and poor men's cottages princes' palaces.
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.
The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized -- never knowing.
She's my sister ! She's my daughter !
Evelyn Mulwray, Chinatown (1974)
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they can't find them, make them.
George Bernard Shaw
This is nothing !
Stanley Motss, Wag The Dog (1997)
I've looked around enough to know that you're the one I want to go through time with.
Diplomacy is the art of letting someone else have your way.
Some people enter our lives and leave almost instantly. Others stay, and forge such an impression on our heart and soul, we are changed forever.
Kindness is a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can understand.
There is love of course. And then there's life, its enemy.
Well done is better than well said.
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Failures don't plan to fail, they fail to plan.
Never say more than is necessary.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Without love our life is a, ship without a rudder, like a body without a soul.
The art of love, is largely the art of persistence.
If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now.
Hoke, you're my best friend.
Daisy Werthan, Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
This isn't a dream ! This is really happening !
Rosemary Woodhouse, Rosemary's Baby (1968)
It is the surmounting of difficulties that make heroes.
Anything in life worth having is worth working for.
If our thoughts and hopes are elsewhere, it is impossible to set our faces steadily toward the work required of us.
You only get out what you put in.
Your level of brilliance will determine the size of your opportunities in life.
There is no education like adversity.
Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.
Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, " What's in it for me ? ".
Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Defeat is not bitter unless you swallow it.
Between stimulus and response, one has the freedom to choose.
Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there.
By asking the question " How can I afford it ? " your brain is put to work.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Even though I am nearly deaf, I seem to be gifted with a kind of inner hearing which enables me to detect sounds and noises which the ordinary listener does not hear. quotes
What a dump.
Rosa Moline, Beyond The Forest (1949)
Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George S. Patton
Men always want to be a woman's first love. Women like to be a man's last romance.
We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.
People are like stained glass windows, they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
The mind, ever the willing servant, will respond to boldness, for boldness, in effect, is a command to deliver mental resources.
Norman Vincent Peale
If you are afraid of failure you don’t deserve to be successful!
The further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge.
I am a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.
Stephen A. Brennan
They call it a "Royale with Cheese".
Vincent, Pulp Fiction (1994)
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
He didn't get all of those injuries from a fall.
What we hope to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence.
The Athenians, alarmed at the internal decay of their Republic, asked Demosthenes what to do. His reply: Do not do what you are doing now.
One does evil enough when one does nothing good.
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
What you can do, or dream you can, begin it, boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
That which is false troubles the heart, but truth brings joyous tranquility.
We have a problem. ''Congratulations. '' But it's a tough problem. ''Then double congratulations. ''
W. Clement Stone
Love means to love that which is unlovable, or it is no virtue at all.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but religiously follows the new.
Henry David Thoreau
The best things in life are free.
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.