Come here, Norman. Hurry up. The loons ! The loons ! They're welcoming us back.
Ethel Thayer, On Golden Pond (1981)
You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
The road to success is lined with many tempting parking spaces.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
O, there is nothing holier, in this life of ours, than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction
We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
It's to be expected that you make mistakes when you're breaking new ground.
Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.
David McCullough Reason
Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited.
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about.
A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die, it will someday be reborn in the mind of another.
It may be all right to be content with what you have, never with what you are.
Act or accept.
I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore !
Howard Beale, Network (1976)
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
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Your thoughts are the architects of your destiny.
David O. McKay
There are no guarantees. From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough. From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary.
Lives most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others ?
Martin Luther King Jr.
If you know peace, then you thrive , if you know contentment, then you are rich.
The problems of victory are more agreeable than those of defeat, but they are no less difficult.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Indecision is the thief of opportunity.
Face it girls, I'm older and I have more insurance.
Evelyn Couch, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Four steps to achievement : plan purposely, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.
William Arthur Ward
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.
Why not go out on a limb ? Isn't that where the fruit is ?
What is defeat? Nothing but education; nothing but the first steps to something better.
Above all, beware of compromises. Hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others fads through the greed of getting supporters. Your atman is the support of the universe - whose support do you stand in need of ?
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.
You see, when we have the opportunity of working out, you'll see that your way of thinking is definitely not the same as mine. Art, after all, is a means of acquiring personal liberty. Your way is not my way nor mine yours.
You see, it's never the environment ; it's never the events of our lives, but the meaning we attach to the events - how we interpret them - that shapes who we are today and who we'll become tomorrow. quotes
You can have anything you want ? if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.
Each time someone stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
Robert F. Kennedy
Obstacles are those frightful things you can see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Anyone can do something when they want to do it. Really successful people do things when they don't want to do it.
The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
Be loyal to people in their absence. Then watch how others begin having more faith and confidence in you, because they know you won't be talking about them behind their backs.
I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.
How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
George Washington Carver
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.
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Creativity is a natural extension of our enthusiasm.
Science may have found a cure for most evils , but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -- the apathy of human beings.
I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum.
Nada, They Live (1988)
Chance is the fool's name for fate.
Guy Holden, The Gay Divorcee (1934)
Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through the snow.
We imagine that our mind in a mirror, that it is more or less accurately reflecting what is happening outside us. On the contrary, our mind itself is the principal element of creation. The world, while I am perceiving it, is being incessantly created for myself in time and space.
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished by how much the old man had learned in 7 years.
Results ? Why, man, I have gotten lots of results ! If I find ways something won't work, I haven't failed
Would you like to play a game ?
Joshua The Computer, Wargames (1983)
We conceal it from ourselves in vain, we must always love something. In those matters seemingly removed from love, the feeling is secretly to be found, and man can not possibly live for a moment without it.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
The heart that loves is always young.
Go ahead, make my day.
Harry Callahan, Sudden Impact (1983)
Where love is concerned, too much is not even enough.
P.A.C. de Beaumarchais
Courage faces fear and thereby masters it.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Don't mess with the bull, young man. You'll get the horns !
Principal Richard Vernon, The Breakfast Club (1985)
Even when change is elective, it will disorient you. You may go through anxiety. You will miss aspects of your former life. It doesn't matter. The trick is to know in advance of making any big change that you're going to be thrown off your feet by it. So you prepare for this inevitable disorientation and steady yourself to get through it. Then you take the challenge, make the change, and achieve your dream.
Failure ? I never encountered it. All I ever met were temporary setbacks.
Our real problem is not our strength today ; it is rather the vital necessity of action today to ensure strength tomorrow.
Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible.
Is it just me or is the grim reaper a straight-up hottie ?
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter can not understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
First rule of fight club is, you do not talk about fight Club.
Tyler Durden, Fight Club (1999)
Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)
You miss 100% of the shots you don't take
John Davidson Rockefeller
The aims and ideals that move us are generated by imagination. But they are not made out of imaginary stuff. They are made out of the hard stuff of the world of physical and social experience.
A life lived in fear is half lived.
But there's nothing half so sweet in life, as love's young dream.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it.
Winning is not everything, but the effort to win is.
The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking, the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.
All things are created twice. There's a mental or first creation, and a physical or second creation of all things. You have to make sure that the blueprint, the first creation, is really what you want, that you've thought everything through. Then you put it into bricks and mortar. Each day you go to the construction shed and pull out the blueprint to get marching orders for the day. You begin with the end in mind.
There is no education like adversity.
Nothing is predestined The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
We judge of man's wisdom by his hope.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
There's always free cheese in the mouse traps, but the mice there ain't happy.
I can levitate birds, but nobody cares.
Have you checked the children lately ?
Curt Duncan, When A Stranger Calls (1979)
If you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Possibilitizing is overcoming while you're undergoing.
Robert H. Schuller
Shane ! Shane ! Come back !
Joey Starrett, Shane (1953)
If thou must love me, let it be for nought, except for love's sake only. Do not say, I love her for her smile, her look, her way of speaking gently, for a trick of thought that falls in well with mine, and, certes, brought a sense of pleasant ease on such a day. For these things in themselves, beloved, may be changed, or change for thee, and love so wrought, may be unwrought so.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Think about it, there must be higher love. Down in the heart or hidden in the stars above, without it, life is a wasted time. Look inside your heart, I'll look inside mine.
Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Beauty killed the Beast.
Carl Denham, King Kong (1933)
The gem can not be polished without friction, nor man be perfected without trials.
No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.
Ask nothing, want nothing in return. Give what you have to give, it will come back to you, but do not think of that now.
In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous.