Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Musing lonely

“Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.”

“I am afraid to show you who I really am, because if I show you who I really am, you might not like it--and that's all I got.” - Sabrina Ward Harrison

“Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.” - Mother Teresa of Calcutta

“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” - Helen Keller

“In solitude, where we are least alone.” - Lord Byron

“I hold this to be the highest task for a bond between two people: that each protects the solitude of the other” - Rainer Maria Rilke

“Solitude is often the best society”

“Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your own presence rather than of the absence of others. Because solitude is an achievement.” - Alice Koller

“One can acquire everything in solitude - except character.” - Stendhal

Friday, November 16, 2007

Life is like that!

“Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no to-morrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.” - Oscar Wilde

“What if a demon were to creep after you one night, in your loneliest loneliness, and say, 'This life which you live must be lived by you once again and innumerable times more; and every pain and joy and thought and sigh must come again to you, all in the same sequence. The eternal hourglass will again and again be turned and you with it, dust of the dust!' Would you throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse that demon? Or would you answer, 'Never have I heard anything more divine'?” - Friedrich Nietzsche

“Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow.” Mary Anne Radmacher

“Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death.” - Earl Wilson

“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish it's source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.” - Anais Nin

“I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.” - Anais Nin

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.” - Robert McCloskey

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun

I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free. ~Michelangelo

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards. ~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word - religion. Then I go out and paint the stars. ~Vincent Van Gogh

The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, are of imagination all compact. ~William Shakespeare, Mid-Summer Night's Dream, 1595

They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea. ~Francis Bacon

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,One clover, and a bee,And revery.The revery alone will do,If bees are few.~Emily Dickinson, Poems

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! ~Ted Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!

You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. ~Mark Twain

Perhaps imagination is only intelligence having fun. ~George ScialabbaHarvard magazine

Sometimes imagination pounces; mostly it sleeps soundly in the corner, purring. ~Leslie Grimutter

Creativity represents a miraculous coming together of the uninhibited energy of the child with its apparent opposite and enemy, the sense of order imposed on the disciplined adult intelligence. ~Norman Podhoretz

Lazy Lamb

Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired. ~Jules Renard

People who throw kisses are mighty hopelessly lazy. ~Bob Hope

What is right is often forgotten by what is convenient. ~Bodie Thoene, Warsaw Requiem
We have produced a world of contented bodies and discontented minds. ~Adam Clayton Powell, Keep the Faith, Baby!, 1967

The time will come when winter will ask you what you were doing all summer. ~Henry Clay

It is easier to mend neglect than to quicken love. ~Saint Jerome
We have a system that increasingly taxes work and subsidizes nonwork. ~Milton Friedman

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Hitchcockian Sayings :)

Actors are cattle.

I never said all actors are cattle; what I said was all actors should be treated like cattle.

Always make the audience suffer as much as possible.

In films murders are always very clean. I show how difficult it is and what a messy thing it is to kill a man.

Luck is everything... My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person. I'm fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear, because a hero couldn't make a good suspense film.

Disney has the best casting. If he doesn't like an actor he just tears him up.

I have a perfect cure for a sore throat: cut it.

I am a typed director. If I made Cinderella, the audience would immediately be looking for a body in the coach.

Self-plagiarism is style.

The length of a film should be directly related to the endurance of the human bladder.

There is no terror in a bang, only in the anticipation of it.

What is drama but life with the dull bits cut out.

I am scared easily, here is a list of my adrenaline - production: 1: small children, 2: policemen, 3: high places, 4: that my next movie will not be as good as the last one.

Bertrand Russell

“Many a man will have the courage to die gallantly, but will not have the courage to say, or even to think, that the cause for which he is asked to die is an unworthy one”

“Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.”

“Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery.”

“We are faced with the paradoxical fact that education has become one of the chief obstacles to intelligence and freedom of thought.”

“I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong.”

"The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”

Thursday, November 01, 2007

fav ...

"Grownups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always explaining things to them." -The Little Prince

Thought-Provoking ...

"I remember my youth and the feeling that will never come back any more --the feeling that I could last for ever, outlast the sea, the earth, and all men; the deceitful feeling that lures us on to joys, to perils, to love, to vain effort --to death; the triumphant conviction of strength, the heat of life in the handful of dust, the glow in the heart that with every year grows dim, grows cold, grows small, and expires --and expires, too soon, too soon --before life itself." - Conrad, Joseph

"There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened." - Adams, Douglas

"Analysis kills spontaneity. The grain once ground into flour germinates no more." — Henri Amiel, Swiss author (1821-1881)

"You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created." — Albert Einstein, Swiss-American mathematician, physicist and public philosopher (1879-1955)

"Discovery is the ability to be puzzled by simple things." — Noam Chomsky, American linguist and political activist (b. 1928)

"To swear off making mistakes is very easy. All you have to do is swear off having ideas." — Leo Burnett, American advertising pioneer (1891-1971)

“Imagination was given to us to compensate for what we are not; a sense of humor was given to us to console us for what we are.” — Mack McGinnis

"A taste for simplicity cannot last for long." — Eugene Delacroix, French painter (1798-1863)

"Less is more." — Mies van der Rohe, Dutch-American "Modernist" architect (1886-1969)

"Worrying is like a rocking chair: it gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere." — Unknown

"To perceive is to suffer." — Aristotle, Greek philosopher (384-322 B.C.)

"The gem cannot be polished without friction." — Chinese proverb

"Adversity introduces a man to himself." — Unknown