How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young ?
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end, an end which was already but too easy to arrive at
Henry David Thoreau
Love works a different way in different minds, the fool it enlightens and the wise it blinds.
Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt and dance like no one is watching
Better never to have met you in my dream than to wake and reach for hands that are not there.
Otomo No Yakamochi
Be Here Now.
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats.
The mark of a true doctor is usually illegible.
I love him because he's the kind of guy who gets drunk on a glass of buttermilk, and I love the way he blushes right up over his ears. I love him because he doesn't know how to kiss, the jerk !
Sugarpuss O'Shea, Ball Of Fire (1941)
To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart, and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.
My love for you is a journey, starting at forever, and ending at never.
One man with courage is a majority.
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure. The greater part of the men being six feet high.
Be the ball.
Ty Webb, Caddyshack (1980)
While we pursue happiness, we flee from contentment.
The glue that holds all relationships together -- including the relationship between the leader and the led is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
I love great music and art, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.
In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.
What comes from the heart, touches the heart.
All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Believe in that. Do not believe that you are weak, do not believe that you are half-crazy lunatics, as most of us do nowadays. Stand up and express the divinity within you. Truth is eternal.
Warriors, come out to play !
Luther, The Warriors (1979)
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
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
The miracle is this the more we share, the more we have.
The glow of inspiration warms us, it is a holy rapture.
We are what our thoughts have made us, so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live, they travel far.
The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image.
There is no substitute for hard work.
Life is change ; growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark
One only gets to the top rung on the ladder by steadily climbing up one at a time, and suddenly, all sorts of powers, all sorts of abilities which you thought never belonged to you -- suddenly become within your own possibility and you think, "Well, I'll have a go, too''.
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.
Anyone who thinks the sky is the limit, has limited imagination.
Remember that happiness is a way of travel, not a destination.
To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Education has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan
Adventure is worthwhile.
He is an atheist who does not believe in himself. The old religions said that he was an atheist who did not believe in god. The new religion says that he is an atheist who does not believe in himself.
Start by doing what is necessary, then what is possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.
Francis of Assisi
Look at the weaknesses of others with compassion, not accusation. It's not what they're not doing or should be doing that's the issue. The issue is your own chosen response to the situation and what you should be doing. If you start to think the problem is "out there", stop yourself. That thought is the problem.
The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides and gravitation, we shall harness for god the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire.
I do not know how to kiss, or I would kiss you. Where do the noses go ?
Maria, For Whom The Bell Tolls (1943)
If I know what love is, it is because of you.
I am your number one fan.
Annie Wilkes, Misery (1990)
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.
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -- how passionately I hate them !
Tomorrow will be like today. Life wastes itself while we are preparing to live. Our friends and fellow-workers die off from us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.
It is the true season of love when we know that we alone can love, that no one could ever have loved before us, and that no one will ever love in the same way after us.
Johann Wolfgang Van Goethe
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
You're lit from within, Tracy. You've got fires banked down in you, hearth-fires and holocausts.
Mike Connor, The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Rather than focusing on things and time, focus on preserving and enhancing relationships and on accomplishing results.
Love is the true means by which the world is enjoyed. Our love to others, and others love to us.
Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth.
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Some people dream of success while others wake up and work hard at it.
Ninotchka, it's midnight. One half of Paris is making love to the other half.
Count Leon D'Algout, Ninotchka (1939)
To become a leader, then, you must become yourself, become the maker of your own life.
Warren G. Bennis
An Arabian proverb says there are four sorts of men: He who knows not and knows not he knows not: he is a fool, shun him. He who knows not and knows he knows not: he is simple, teach him. He who knows and knows not he knows: he is asleep--wake him. He who knows and knows he knows: he is wise, follow him.
Love the giver more than the gift.
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
No man is wise enough by himself.
Relationships are the hallmark of the mature person.
A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
John Lennon Mignon McLaughlin
The mind is a lousy master but a wonderful servant.
It's a Sicilian message. It means Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes.
Pete Clemenza, The Godfather (1972)
We will find only what we look for, nothing more and nothing less.
Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
There comes a moment when you have to stop revving up the car and shove it into gear.
Woody, I know what your problem is. You're just like me. Trash !
Forky, Toy Story 4 (2019)
Let us more and more insist on raising funds of love, of kindness, of understanding, of peace.
Stella ! Hey, Stella !
Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
We are at our very best, and we are happiest, when we are fully engaged in work we enjoy on the journey toward the goal we've established for ourselves. It gives meaning to our time off and comfort to our sleep. It makes everything else in life so wonderful, so worthwhile.
Of course it's the same old story. Truth usually is the same old story.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Veronica Quaife, The Fly (1986)
It's amazing what ordinary people can do if they set out without preconceived notions.
Charles F. Kettering
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perpetual anesthesia. To mistake an ordinary young man for a greek god or an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm.
Many people seem to think that success in one area can compensate for failure in other areas. But can it really ? True effectiveness requires balance.
Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.
There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.
John Davidson Rockefeller
Take a watch to pieces and examine, however carefully, its separate parts in turn, and you will never come across the principles by which the watch keeps time.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless.
One million dollars !
Dr. Evil, Austin Powers International Man Of Mystery (1997)
Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
All work is empty save when there is love.
Et cetera, et cetera, et cetera.
King Mongkut, The King And (1956)
Your daily life is your temple and your religion. When you enter into it take with you your all.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
Repeat anything long enough and it will start to become you.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. -
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.