Sometimes there's so much beauty in the world I feel like I can't take it, like my heart's going to cave in.
Ricky Fitts, American Beauty (1999)
When I hear somebody sigh, life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, compared to what ?
Dependent people need others to get what they want. Independent people can get what they want through their own efforts. Interdependent people combine their own efforts with the efforts of others to achieve their greatest success.
Without love our life is a, ship without a rudder, like a body without a soul.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
To ask the hard question is simple.
"I can't do it" never accomplished anything ; "I will try" has performed miracles.
George P. Burnham
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head.
To win without risk is to triumph without glory.
Little strokes fell great oaks.
Never say anything about yourself you do not want to come true.
From success to failure is one step , from failure to success is a long road.
In the court of basketball, there are no objections only rejections.
Oh, love is real enough, you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy and that is life.
The memory of my mother will always be a blessing to me.
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find we have lost the future.
Seek the lofty by reading, hearing and seeing great work at some moment every day.
The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human body, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.
Love is the great amulet that makes this world a garden.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Conflict itself is, of course, a sign of relative health as you would know if you ever met really apathetic people, really hopeless people, people who have given up hoping, striving, and coping.
I think it pisses god off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don't notice it.
Shug, The Color Purple (1985)
I make wine at home. I make it out of raisins so that it will be aged automatically.
We all go a little mad sometimes.
Norman Bates, Psycho (1960)
We have a responsibility in our time, as others have had in theirs, not to be prisoners of history but to shape history, a responsibility to fill the role of path-finder, and to build with others a global network of purpose and law.
Understanding can overcome any situation, however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
Norman Vincent Peale
Stop makin noises like a husband.
Vera, Detour (1945)
Personally, I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
Anyone can hold the helm when the sea is calm.
Now all you have to do is hold the chicken, bring me the toast, give me a check for the chicken salad sandwich, and you haven't broken any rules.
Bobby Dupea, Waitress (1970)
Nothing will ever be attempted if all possible objections must be overcome first.
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It's nice to be the best, but not when being the best brings out the worst in you.
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
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
Made it, Ma! Top of the world!
Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett, White Heat (1949)
Do we really know anybody ? Who does not wear a face to hide another ?
How many doctors does it take to screw in a light bulb ? That depends on whether it has medical insurance.
If parents pass enthusiasm along to their children, they will leave them an estate of incalculable value.
I believe that the science of chemistry alone almost proves the existence of an intelligent creator.
You're my Lassie come home.
Joe Carraclough, Lassie Come Home (1943)
Now, gentlemen, let us do something today which the world may talk of hereafter.
If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.
Our furniture goes back to louis the fourteenth - unless of course we pay him before then.
The stakes are too high for government to be a spectator sport.
No legacy is so rich as honesty.
A wise man adapts himself to circumstances as water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it.
If you want to get the best out of a man, you must look for the best that is in him.
Great music and art are earthly wonders, but I think 'cubist' songs and paintings are hideous.
Remember when you see a man at the top of a mountain, he didn't fall there.
By asking the question " How can I afford it ? " your brain is put to work.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Use what talent you possess, the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke
I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.
The maxim "Nothing but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis".
Come, let us make love deathless.
I'd like to make her look a little more attractive. How far can you pull back ?
Rita, Cameraman (1982)
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.
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Necessity is the mother of invention.
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
The most common cause of fear of old age is associated with the possibility of poverty.
If a profound gulf separates my neighbor's belief from mine, there is always the golden bridge of tolerance.
Watch your thoughts, they become words. Watch your words, they become actions. Watch your actions, they become habits. Watch your habits, they become character.Watch your character, it becomes your destiny.
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.
Robert H. Schuller
One drink's too many, and a hundred's not enough.
Bartender Nat, The Lost Weekend (1945)
The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at a time.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sow a thought, and you reap an act , Sow an act, and you reap a habit , Sow a habit, and you reap a character , Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.
He who lends to the poor gets his interest from God.
I was never tired of listening to his wisdom or imparting my own.
Dare to be free, dare to go as far as your thought leads, and dare to carry that out in your life.
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
I can't believe it. Right here where we live -- right here in St. Louis.
Esther Smith, Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
Acknowledge that you failed, draw your lessons from it, and use it to your advantage to make sure it never happens again.
In the eyes of a lover pockmarks are dimples.
Nothing could be worse than the fear that one had given up too soon, and left one unexpended effort that might have saved the world.
It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look farther than you can see.
Why should a man be moral ? Because this strengthens his will.
There is no real excellence in all this world which can be separated from right living.
David Starr Jordan
A dream is a wish your heart makes.
Few people think more than two or three times a year. I have made an international reputation by thinking once or twice a week.
George Bernard Shaw
In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.
Anne Frank, The Diary Of Anne Frank (1959)
Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it.
With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, 'Without vision we perish.
Mark Victor Hansen
Advice after the mischief is like medicine after death.
For a person to build a rich and rewarding life for himself there are certain qualities and bits of knowledge that he needs to acquire. There are also things, harmful attitudes, superstitions, and emotions that he needs to chip away. A person needs to chip away everything that doesn't look like the person he or she most wants to become.
Count your blessings.
Forget about it.
Donnie Brasco, Donnie Brasco (1997)
We have only one reality, and that is here and now. What we miss by our evasions will never return, but if we squander ourselves, then too we lose being. Each day is precious a moment can be everything.
Without self-discipline, success is impossible, period.
Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.