The outer forms of our lives can change in an instant, but the inner reorientation that brings us back into a vital relation to people and activity takes time.
Each person's life is a story that is telling itself in the living.
Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.
We come to beginnings only at the end.
Recognize that transition has a characteristic shape.
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Life is the first gift, love is the second.
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.
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.
When it comes to giving, some people stop at nothing.
You will never find time for anything. You must make it.
One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of being happy is doing things for other people.
Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant, they is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks.
Johann Gottfried Von Herder
Be who you are in every situation.
You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this ? And radio operates exactly the same way : you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.
You're good, you're very good.
Sam Spade, The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Impossible situations can become possible miracles.
Robert H. Schuller
Give me a whisky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby.
Anna Christie, Anna Christie (1930)
Mama, face it. I was the slut of all time.
Gloria Wandrous, Butterfield 8 (1932)
All men dream, but unequally. Those that dream at night in the dusty recesses of their minds awake the next day to find that their dreams were just vanity. But those who dream during the day with their eyes wide open are dangerous men , they act out their dreams to make them reality.
Thomas Edward Lawrence
When you shoot a mime, should you use blanks ?
Freedom is man's capacity to take a hand in his own development. It is our capacity to mold ourselves.
What can be said but not practiced is better not said. What can be practiced but not spoken of is better not done.
We didn't need dialogue. We had faces.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
Margaret B. Runbeck
Be Here Now.
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
It is better to have loved and lost than to never have loved.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence.
Most of us are frightened of dying because we don't know what it means to live. We don't know how to live, therefore we don't know how to die. As long as we are frightened of life we shall be frightened of death.
Don't fall victim to your own melodrama. Keep things in perspective. The odds are that your problem is solvable. Address the solution and don't dwell on the problem to the point at which it paralyzes you.
I want everyone to be the way I strive to become -- to be himself in his truth. Do not follow me, follow yourself ! is the existential challenge. Self-being awakens self-being but does not force itself on it.
A gentleman can withstand hardships , it is only the small man who, when submitted to them, is swept off his feet.
Watch the skies, everywhere, keep looking ! Keep watching the skies !
Ned Scotty Scott, The Thing From Another World (1951)
We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What's a sundial in the shade ?
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. . . . Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instruction
Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
I have loved to the point of madness, that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
Let's not just transform those in need, we can also find ways to help transform those in power.
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.
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.
As you think in your heart, so shall you be.
If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten.
When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank... but the world may be a better place because I made a differ- ence in the life of a child.
Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
You're tearing me apart !
Jim Stark, Rebel Without Cause (1955)
Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them ?
Each action can be the one on which all depends , what is decisive is only the strength and concentration of hallowing with which I do it. To the question of what had been the most essential matter for his late teacher, a disciple answered, 'Always just what he was engaged in at the moment'.
Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
Ideas become powerful only if they appear in the flesh , an idea which does not lead to action by the individual and by groups remains at best a paragraph or a footnote in a book -- provided the idea is original and relevant. It is like a seed stored in a dry place. If the idea is to have influence, it must be put into the soil, and the soil is people and groups of people.
We are born in relationship, we are wounded in relationship, and we can be healed in relationship.
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Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality in your own mind.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
What greater thing is there for two human souls that to feel that they are joined, to strengthen each other, to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.
How you react when the joke's on you can reveal your character.
A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement, nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
You complete me.
I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Be like a postage stamp. Stick to it until you get there.
We rob banks.
Clyde Barrow, Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or the present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy
The greatest sin is to think yourself weak.
No man is happy who does not think himself so.
Intelligence without ambition is like a bird without wings.
C. Archie Danielson
Before I learned the art, a punch was just a punch, and a kick, just a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch, a kick, no longer a kick. Now that I understand the art, a punch is just a punch and a kick is just a kick.
You can not plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
Knowing means to penetrate through the surface, in order to arrive at the roots, and hence the causes, knowing means to "see" reality in its nakedness. Knowing does not mean to be in the possession of the truth , it means to penetrate the surface and to strive critically and actively in order to approach truth ever more closely.
If you can dream it, then you can achieve it. You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.
Change does not change tradition. It strengthens it. Change is a challenge and an opportunity, not a threat. Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change. Education is essential to change, for education creates both new wants and the ability to satisfy them.
Henry Steele Commager
Real love stories never have endings.
This is the people's war ! It is our war ! We are the fighters ! Fight it, then ! Fight it with all that is in us, and may god defend the right.
Vicar, Mrs Miniver (1942)
Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
Let's not confuse hasty decisions with strength or intelligence. It's important to be decisive - after giving consideration that reflects the time you have and what's at stake.
Keys to success : Research your ideas, plan for success, expect success, and just do it.
John S. Hinds
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.
If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
Would you be shocked if I put on something more comfortable ?
Helen, Hell's Angels (1930)
A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
No fate is worse than a life without a love.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.
My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.
Find something you love to do and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
Sweet mercy is nobility's true badge.
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will.
Sugar Ray Robinson
Love is friendship set to music
E. Joseph Cossman
Man is a goal-seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
We come to beginnings only at the end.
You must be the change you want to see in the world.
It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.