Love is a haunting melody that I have never mastered and I fear I never will.
William S. Burroughs
You need a good bedside manner with doctors or you will get nowhere.
William S. Burroughs
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This above all, To Thine Own Self Be True.
Seize the day.
Love is the great miracle cure. Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
You are what you are and you are where you are because of what has gone into your mind. You change what you are and you change where you are by changing what goes into your mind.
The mind has exactly the same power as the hands, not merely to grasp the world, but to change it
Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
Some things have to be believed to be seen.
Remember, there is no situation so completely hopeless that something constructive can not be done about it. When faced with a minus, ask yourself what you can do to make it a plus. A person practicing this attitude will extract undreamed-of outcomes from the most unpromising situations. Realize that there are no hopeless situations, there are only people who take hopeless attitudes.
Norman Vincent Peale
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
You don't understand ! I could've had class. I could've been a contender. I could've been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.
Terry Malloy, On The Waterfront (1954)
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.
Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
Results ? Why, man, I have gotten lots of results ! If I find ways something won't work, I haven't failed
Love is what is left in a relationship after all the selfishness is taken out.
You have the power to think what you want. No matter what the circumstance.
We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
Be happy. It's one way of being wise.
Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
If you don't know where you are going, you'll end up someplace else.
You talkin to me ?
Travis Bickle, Taxi Driver (1976)
What we do not see, what most of us never suspect of existing, is the silent but irresistible power which comes to the rescue of those who fight on in the face of discouragement.
Every man dies. Not every man truly lives.
Only in relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction and certainly not in isolation. The movement of behavior is the sure guide to yourself. It's the mirror of your consciousness, this mirror will reveal its content, the images, the attachments, the fears, the loneliness, the joy and sorrow. Poverty lies in running away from this, either in its sublimations or its identities.
Don't hide your light under a bushel.
Forget about it.
Donnie Brasco, Donnie Brasco (1997)
Love is like swallowing hot chocolate, before it has cooled off. It takes you by surprise at first, but keeps you warm for a long time.
All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
Only those who do nothing at all make no mistakes but that would be a mistake.
Be strong ! You talk of ghosts and devils. We are the living devils. The sign of life is strength and growth. The sign of death is weakness. Whatever is weak, avoid ! It is death. If it is strength, go down into hell and get hold of it ! There is salvation only for the brave. "None but the brave deserves the fair". None but the bravest deserves salvation.
To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others.
Give whatever you are doing and whoever you are with the gift of your attention.
Barring serious accidents, if you are not preoccupied with worry and you work hard, you can look forward to a reasonably lengthy existence. Its not the hard work that kills, its the worrying that kills.
Hard work pays off.
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give. You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have. I give you thanks for receiving , it's my privilege, and you owe me nothing in return.
A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Our only security is in our ability to change.
Love is a great beautifier.
Louisa May Alcott
Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day.
Love is a fruit in season at all times.
My parents told me that I could do and be anything I really wanted. I believed them.
We have merely scratched the surface of the store of knowledge which will come to us. I believe that we are now, a-tremble on the verge of vast discoveries - discoveries so wondrously important they will upset the present trend of human thought and start it along completely new lines.
Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.
I have not failed. I've just found ways that don't work
William Ernest Henley
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
In learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn.
Here's looking at you, kid.
Rick Blaine, Casablanca (1942)
Ever has it been that love knows not it's own depth until the hour of separation.
You complete me.
We mustn't let our passions destroy our dreams.
If you don't like something, change it, if you can't change it, change your attitude.
Love in its essence is spiritual fire.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The several tribes of indians inhabiting the regions of the upper missouri, and of whom I spoke in my last letter, are undoubtedly the finest looking, best equipped, and most beautifully costumed of any on the continent.
We must have friendship for all, we must be merciful toward those that are in misery, when people are happy, we ought to be happy, and to the wicked we must be indifferent. These attitudes will make the mind peaceful.
From his neck down a man is worth a couple of dollars a day, from his neck up he is worth anything that his brain can produce.
Came but for friendship, and took away love.
Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Courage is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us.
There is no chance, no fate, no destiny that can circumvent, or hinder, or control a firm resolve of a determined soul.
A dream is just a dream. A goal is a dream with a plan and a deadline.
I'll be taking these huggies and whatever cash you got.
H. I. McDunnough, Raising Arizona (1987)
The last miracle I did was the 1969 Mets. Before that, I think you have to go back to the Red Sea.
God, Oh God (1977)
If we all tired to make other peoples paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
Love is blind, friendship closes its eyes.
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.
Martin Luther King Jr.
It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard
Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
He must have a truly romantic nature, for he weeps when there is nothing at all to weep about.
It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.
The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results.
Something happened to me. It was the sweetest thing that ever could be. It was a fantasy a dream come true, it was the day I met you !
If you don't learn from your mistakes, there's no sense making them.
Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.
Misfortunes, untoward events, lay open, disclose the skill of a general, while success conceals his weakness, his weak points.
From now on you will never be alone, even when we are separated, and even when death itself parts us, I shall remain with you.
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.
Do it now !
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.
Honesty characterizes the person and enables him to create an identity, to communicate a real presence, and to establish authentic bonds with others. The individual increasingly comes to know who he is through the stand he takes when he expresses his ideas, values, beliefs, and convictions, and through the declaration and ownership of his feelings.
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.
People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is too short to ponder the "what if's " and fear rejection.
I am both pleased but astonished by the fact that mankind has not yet begun to use all the means and devices that are available for destruction. I hope that such weapons are never manufactured in quantity.
Freedom requires the capacity to accept, bear and live constructively with anxiety. I refer of course to the normal anxiety all of us experience at every step in our psychological growth as well as in this upset contemporary world. To be free means to face and bear anxiety, to run away from anxiety means automatically to surrender one's freedom.
Never, never, never give up.
This is the beginning of a new day.
The calla lilies are in bloom again.
Terry Randall, Stage Door (1937)
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
If I were required to guess off-hand, and without collusion with higher minds, what is the bottom cause of the amazing material and intellectual advancement of the last fifty years, I should guess that it was the modern-born and previously non-existent disposition on the part of men to believe that a new idea can have value.
The harder you fall the higher you bounce.
It is not our purpose to become each other , it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is.
If you aren't good at loving yourself, you will have a difficult time loving anyone, since you'll resent the time and energy you give another person that you aren't even giving to yourself.
Barbara De Angelis
Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. It is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment.
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall , but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.