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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Love is like a mountain, hard to climb, but once you get to the top the view is beautiful.
Daniel Monroe Tuttle
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination, full of hope.
I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at it's best than mend it and see the broken places as long as I lived
To understand your parents love you must raise children yourself.
It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.
When I hear somebody sigh, 'Life is hard', I am always tempted to ask, 'Compared to what ?'
We will either find a way or make one.
The handgun would not be my choice of weapon if I knew I was going to a fight. ...I'd choose a rifle, a shotgun, an RPG or an atomic bomb instead.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
The hero is no braver than the ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is better to bind your children to you by a feeling of respect and by gentleness, than by fear.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hatred stirreth up strifes, but love covereth all sins.
The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
Josiah G. Holland
You can do what you want to do.
The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.
All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.
Girls got balls. They're just a little higher up, that's all.
Those who work at a thing with their whole heart receive help from god. For one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve.
Let's go home, Debbie.
Ethan Edwards, The Searchers (1956)
The glow of inspiration warms us, it is a holy rapture.
It is quite possible to work without results, but never will there be results without work.
The ability to convert ideas to things is the secret to outward success.
Henry Ward Beecher
Impossible situations can become possible miracles.
Robert H. Schuller
When one door closes, another opens. But we often look so regretfully upon the closed door that we don't see the one that has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell
Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.
The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.
Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous, you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon, everything's different.
Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes
What really matters is what you do with what you have.
Every man is more than just himself; he also represents the unique, the very special and always significant and remarkable point at which the world's phenomena intersect, only once in this way, and never again.
An error gracefully acknowledged is a victory won.
Caroline L. Gascoigne
Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.
Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals.
Booker T. Washington
Bring out the gimp.
Zed, Pulp Fiction (1994)
Appreciate me now, and avoid the rush.
War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow men.
Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.
That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.
I'm going to take a bath.
Arthur Bach, Hobson (1981)
I am big ! It's the pictures that got small.
Norma Desmond, Sunset Blvd (1950)
They made us many promises, more than I can remember, but they kept only one. They promised to take our land, and they did.
If you ever feel like having a child, go to a restaurant and sit next to one.
Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery
We get to make a living , we give to make a life.
Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington
A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He has to keep on delivering.
The secret of education lies in respecting the student.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
No general can fight his battles alone. He must depend upon his lieutenants, and his success depends upon his ability to select the right man for the right place.
Happiness does not depend on outward things, but on the way we see them.
Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy
Love is a daily, mutual exchange of value.
Nature does nothing uselessly.
Anything is possible.
Almost any idea is good if a man has ability and is willing to work hard. The best idea is worthless if the creator is a loafer and ineffective.
The greatest mistake you can make in life is continually fearing that you'll make one.
Synergy is everywhere in nature. If you plant two plants close together, the roots commingle and improve the quality of soil so that both plants will grow better than if they were separated. If you put two pieces of wood together, they will hold much more weight than the total of the weight held by each separately. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. One plus one equals three or more.
There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.
I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it.
City of Angels
Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, and live on idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success. tremendous stream is flowing toward the ocean, carrying us all along with it , and though like straws and scraps of paper we may at times float aimlessly about, in the long run we are sure to join the ocean of life and bliss.
Love is a hole in the heart.
Man is a ladder placed on the earth and the top of it touches heaven. And all his movements and doings and words leave traces in the upper world.
Love asks me no questions, and gives me endless support.
One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Where's the rest of me ?
Drake McHugh, Kings Row (1942)
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x ; y is play ; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not, nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not, unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not, the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
In every difficult situation is potential value. Believe this, then begin looking for it.
Norman Vincent Peale
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity , an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.
Gollum, The Lord Of The Rings (2002)
The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly. That is dedication.
Cecil B. DeMille
I saw and loved.
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
Desire, ignorance, and inequality, this is the trinity of bondage.
Help me ! Help me !
Andre Delambre, The Fly (1958)
The unique ability to take decisive action while maintaining focus on the ultimate mission is what defines a true leader.
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Pearl S. Buck
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.
Example sheds a genial ray which men are apt to borrow, so first improve yourself today, and then your friends tomorrow.
Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to ; all they need is one reason why they can.
The chief cause of failure and unhappiness is trading what we want most for what we want at the moment.
if one is unable to assert oneself, one is unable to participate in a genuine relationship.
A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance, and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.
I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That's were the fun is.
Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have, if we didn't spend half of our time wishing.
Chance is the fool's name for fate.
Guy Holden, The Gay Divorcee (1934)
Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
In life you can never be too kind or too fair ; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
Theodore H. White
We don't live in a world of reality, we live in a world of perceptions.
Gerald J. Simmons
Made it, Ma! Top of the world!
Arthur 'Cody' Jarrett, White Heat (1949)
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is.