Inspirational Powerful Quotes

Inspirational Powerful Quotes

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Deep Motivational Quotes

I must say to you that my intention for instance doing German, is because Victoria de Los Angeles is nothing to do with wanting to be like a German singer.
The talent for discovering the unique and marketable characteristics of a product and service is a designer’s most valuable asset.
A great trademark is appropriate, dynamic, distinctive, memorable, and unique.
It can’t be stressed enough that to produce great graphics, you have to have a good product and a good client capable of making decisions.
He who does Christ’s work must stay with Christ always.
It is fundamentally important that Grasso resign so that the New York Stock Exchange can restore its moral authority.
No matter what age you are, or what your circumstances might be, you are special, and you still have something unique to offer. Your life, because of who you are, has meaning.
Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.
When you commit to a relationship, you invest your attention and energy in it more profoundly because you now experience ownership of that relationship.
What allows us, as human beings, to psychologically survive life on earth, with all of its pain, drama, and challenges, is a sense of purpose and meaning.
We need to find the courage to say NO to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity.
The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.
The moment in between what you once were, and who you are now becoming, is where the dance of life takes place.
Only when your consciousness is focused on the moment you are in can you receive whatever gift, lesson, or delight that moment has to offer.
No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.
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.
Men aren’t the way they are because they want to drive women crazy; they’ve been trained to be that way for thousands of years. And that training makes it very difficult for men to be intimate.
The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church, or synagogue. It’s a choice you make – not just on your wedding day, but over and over again – and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife.
A man’s brain has a more difficult time shifting from thinking to feeling than a women’s brain does.
I just want to get a Ph.D. in love.
To experience everyday spirituality, we need to remember that we are spiritual beings spending some time in the human body.
Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.
Love is a choice you make from moment to moment.
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible – it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
Love’s greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Marriage is not a noun; it’s a verb. It isn’t something you get. It’s something you do. It’s the way you love your partner every day.
Men are just as sensitive, and in some ways more sensitive, than women are.
Difficult times always create opportunities for you to experience more love in your life.

Inspirational Quotes About Life And Struggles

The greatest service we can do to the common man is to abolish him and make all men uncommon.
Every nation sincerely desires peace; and all nations pursue courses that if persisted in, must make peace impossible.
Everywhere I go I see increasing evidence of people swirling about in a human cesspit of their own making.
God has made Canada one of those nations which cannot be conquered and cannot be destroyed, except by itself.
Once I could persuade these guys that all I wanted to hear from them was what they did – Tell me what you do – once you can persuade someone that this is all you’re after, you can’t shut them up because we’re all fascinated by what we do.
The great thing about catchers is that they do a lot of different things, and they’re overlooked.
I knew I wasn’t a baseball writer. I was scared to death. I was afraid to talk to players, and I didn’t want to go into the press box because I thought I was faking it.
I’ve been lucky. I’ve met a lot of baseball people, and I’ve learned to value people who talk – people who talk well and in long sentences and even long paragraphs.
Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.
The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else is also God’s creation.
My life has been one great big joke, a dance that’s walked a song that’s spoken, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself.
Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise.
My mother said I must always be intolerant of ignorance but understanding of illiteracy. That some people, unable to go to school, were more educated and more intelligent than college professors.
Nothing will work unless you do.
One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.
Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.
Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future, and renders the present inaccessible.
Self-pity in its early stages is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.
Some critics will write ‘Maya Angelou is a natural writer’ – which is right after being a natural heart surgeon.
I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their desires.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
The need for change bulldozed the road down the center of my mind.
The sadness of the women’s movement is that they don’t allow the necessity of love. See, I don’t personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed.
There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.
There’s a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth.
We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.
When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.
While the rest of the world has been improving technology, Ghana has been improving the quality of man’s humanity to man.
Life loves the liver of it.
Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, and penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Effective action is always unjust.
Love is like a virus. It can happen to anybody at any time.
All great achievements require time.
All men are prepared to accomplish the incredible if their ideals are threatened.
Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.
Bitterness is like cancer. It eats upon the host. But anger is like fire. It burns it all clean.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
For Africa to me… is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place.
History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
I believe that every person is born with talent.
I believe we are still so innocent. The species are still so innocent that a person who is apt to be murdered believes that the murderer, just before he puts the final wrench on his throat, will have enough compassion to give him one sweet cup of water.
It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity there is beauty and there is strength.
Children’s talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
Achievement brings its anticlimax.
I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.
If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.
If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.
If we lose love and self-respect for each other, this is how we finally die.
If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can transform one million realities.
I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.

Inspiring Quotes

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.
I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.
Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: “I’m with you kid. Let’s go.”
Nobody in America, in the modern generation, has read their mythology or legends.
I’ve made several films that haven’t been shown.
I have a problem with censorship by the lawyer – by legal people by the publishing firm, and I may be changing publishers. They don’t seem to want to take too many risks with living people.
I’ve never made a film using dialogue or speech.
The music rights at the time cost me $12,000 in 1964 money, which is about double now or whatever. But I cleared everything. I had a lawyer in New York. And it was cleared for use in a short subject, not a feature.
Some very famous directors have started in the mailroom, which is just getting inside the studio, getting to know people, getting to know the routine.
When a man assumes leadership, he forfeits the right to mercy.
When a guy knocks ya down, never get up unless he’s gonna kill ya.
I wouldn’t be in a legitimate business for all the money in the world.
You do not boo an Olympic Gold Medalist. I’m the best in the world. I came here for you. You don’t boo me.
There are many young Americans that are very distant from our political process.
Join me in Olympic Heros for Abstinence. The best sex is no sex.
The one who loves the least controls the relationship.
You know, this is a war of ideology, a war of thoughts and faith. And we need people to stand for faith and trust, not hope and change.
You know, I’m a Christian and I believe that God has a plan and a purpose for each one of our lives and that he can intercede in all kinds of situations and we need to have a little faith in many things.
Live as though it were your last day on earth. Some day you will be right.
Courage is simply the willingness to be afraid and act anyway.
People have always said – those words, ‘too conservative,’ is fairly relative. I’m sure that they probably said that about Thomas Jefferson and George Washington and Benjamin Franklin.
I’m a pro-responsible choice. You know, there is a choice to abstain, the choice to do contraception. There are all kinds of good choices.
I think that you know, when we start talking about the Tea Party, people want to marginalize that into some kind of organization or party, but it isn’t.
And we know that once we have a majority that is dependent upon the government, we will lose our freedom; it says we go into bondage. That’s the next stage.
And truly, when you look at the Constitution and our founding fathers and their writings, the things that made this country great, you might draw those conclusions: That they were conservative. They were fiscally conservative and socially conservative.
If you are not leaning, no one will ever let you down.
They keep extending these unemployment benefits to the point where people are afraid to go out and get a job because the job doesn’t pay as much as the unemployment benefit does.
I couldn’t have found a better man than Brad. He still opens doors for me and brings me flowers. He’s the sweetest goofball on the planet.
I don’t have a religion. I believe in a God. I don’t know what it looks like but it’s MY god. My interpretation of the supernatural.
A relationship isn’t going to make me survive. It’s the cherry on top.
Don’t rely on men but don’t shun them either.
I almost resent the whole fashion thing. Good God- never wearing the same thing twice and all of those things. It’s a pain in the ass.
I am trying to think of the last time that I just said, ‘What the hell!’ and did something crazy.
I don’t get sent anything strange like underwear. I get sent cookies.
I always say don’t make plans, make options.
I don’t know what it means to be a sex symbol. When I look at myself on a magazine cover I don’t see it as me, but as someone painted, fluffed, puffed, and done up.
Do you know when I feel inwardly beautiful? When I am with my girlfriends and we are having a ‘goddess circle’.
The greater your capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain.
There are no regrets in life, just lessons.
True love brings up everything – you’re allowing a mirror to be held up to you daily.
We’re all with Friends until Friends die. If one of us goes, we all go. One of us wouldn’t leave. It wouldn’t be the show it is without each of us.
What inspires you, what excites you when you wake up in the morning?
When someone follows you to the shop and watches you buy toilet rolls, you know your life has changed.
Women should stop going for the bad guys, and stop looking so far when the good ones are right there.
The first time I kissed Brad my knees went weak – I lost my breath!
You’re damned if you’re too thin and you’re damned if you’re too heavy. According to the press I’ve been both. It’s impossible to satisfy everyone and I suggest we stop trying.
In a man, I look for a friend, someone who’s equal, with whom I’m comfortable.
Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable than risk being happy.
I’ve gone for each type: the rough guy; the nerdy, sweet, lovable guy; and the slick guy. I don’t have a type. Men in general are a good thing.
Nobody thinks of themselves as sexy. Some days you go, ‘Hey, I’m not going too bad today.’ But if you try and be sexy, you’ll never be sexy.
The best smell in the world is that man that you love.
I had an idea of what I thought was funny. It’s kind of based on how I am.
I was told to avoid the business altogether because of the rejection. People would say to me, ‘Don’t you want to have a normal job and a normal family?’ I guess that would be good advice for some people, but I wanted to act.
If somebody ever wished to be me for a day, they’d be the most pissed-off person once they got here. They would be, like, in hell.
Look I eat well and I work out, but I also indulge when I want to. I don’t starve myself in an extremist way. You’re not taking away my coffee or my dairy or my glass of wine because I’d be devastated.
I guess we’d be living in a boring, perfect world if everybody wished everybody else well.
Once you figure out who you are and what you love about yourself, I think it all kinda falls into place.
Try to follow what it is that you want to do and what your heart is telling you to do.
That’s what I hate about a lot of comedies when you’re hitting a line or making it funny.
I love that feeling of being in love, the effect of having butterflies when you wake up in the morning. That is special.
Why thrust your kid into that? You try to protect them from all the bad people out there.
In show business, you get chewed up and spit out.
This is a business. Be smart. Choose wisely.
The thing is to be able to outlast the trends.
I just couldn’t get anyone to sing my songs, so I had to sing my tunes.
My demographic of people has been very supportive.

Powerful Motivational Quotes for Success

I’ve always believed that if you don’t stay moving, they will throw dirt on you.
I had this talent for these stupid little teenage songs.
I believe in criticism.
Canada is a good country to be from. It has a gentler slower pace – it lends perspective.
For what is a man, what has he got? If not himself, then he has naught. To say the things he truly feels and not the words of one who kneels.
I’m always on a train or a plane, so wherever I happen to be my home.
If I look at it, it’s about being able to get lost in New York, explore the city, and have more personal stories about New York, although some could also take place in Paris.
When you write songs, you can’t point out the exact thing you’re inspired by. It’s more a state or a mood or an atmosphere that you’re trying to put into words.
Well, I grew up between Holland and Israel and then moved to France when I was eleven.
Sometimes you’re trapped in writing songs and you don’t have enough distance from what you do anymore and you need the talent and the years of other people to come and jump in.
So usually even if you like a sentence or a story or something, it won’t come out that way – it’ll come out years later, and differently, and you don’t control that.
It’s always a mixture of fiction and your own story. It’s more I recreate atmospheres and moods through songs.
It was an hour and a half plane ride, so I slept. I try to sleep because that’s probably the only time I get to get my real sleep. When I can’t sleep I read books or watch movies.
Everything is temporary. Everything is bound to end.
I’m nothing more than what you see, but I am also the complete opposite.
When you record, you live with what you recorded for many many years, but when you play it’s just an hour and a half, and then once it’s over it’s over.
I was in the studio so much, it was about the search for air in a metaphoric sense, and the breathing has more to do with travel for me, about the search musically for open air.
I think many experiences are bound to be failures, and sometimes I regret them before they even happen.
I think it’s very good to have regrets, to learn how to live with them.
I’m very attached to Paris because I have a base there and am also recording there, but New York is home to me when I’m in the U.S. because it’s nice to have a bed to go back to.
I spend a lot of time writing in New York.
Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.
Many African leaders refuse to send their troops on peacekeeping missions abroad because they probably need their armies to intimidate their populations.
More countries have understood that women’s equality is a prerequisite for development.
More than ever before in human history, we share a common destiny. We can master it only if we face it together. And that, my friends, is why we have the United Nations.
National markets are held together by shared values and confidence in certain minimum standards. But in the new global market, people do not yet have that confidence.
It has been said that arguing against globalization is like arguing against the laws of gravity.
The Lord had the wonderful advantage of being able to work alone.
In the 21st century, I believe the mission of the United Nations will be defined by a new, more profound awareness of the sanctity and dignity of every human life, regardless of race or religion.
The United Nations, whose membership comprises almost all the states in the world, is founded on the principle of the equal worth of every human being.
Open markets offer the only realistic hope of pulling billions of people in developing countries out of abject poverty while sustaining prosperity in the industrialized world.
Iraq has a new opportunity to comply with all these relevant resolutions of the Security Council.
To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
In the rush for justice, it is important not to lose sight of principles the country holds dear.
There is no development strategy more beneficial to society as a whole – women and men alike – than the one which involves women as central players.
If the United Nations does not attempt to chart a course for the world’s people in the first decades of the new millennium, who will?
If one is going to err, one should err on the side of liberty and freedom.
If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
I urge the Iraqi leadership for sake of its people… to seize this opportunity and thereby begin to end the isolation and suffering of the Iraqi people.
Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development, and building good governance.
Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy, and sustainable human development.
Business, labor, and civil society organizations have skills and resources that are vital in helping to build a more robust global community.
Above all else, we need a reaffirmation of political commitment at the highest levels to reducing the dangers that arise both from existing nuclear weapons and further proliferation.
In their greatest hour of need, the world failed the people of Rwanda.
We have the means and the capacity to deal with our problems, if only we can find the political will.
The question is the morning after. What sort of Iraq do we wake up to after the bombing? What happens in the region? What impact could it have? These are questions leaders I have spoken to have posed.
We have to choose between a global market driven only by calculations of short-term profit, and one which has a human face.
We must ensure that the global market is embedded in broadly shared values and practices that reflect global social needs, and that all the world’s people share the benefits of globalization.
We need to keep hope alive and strive to do better.
We cannot wait for governments to do it all. Globalization operates on Internet time. Governments tend to be slow-moving by nature because they have to build political support for every step.
We need to think of the future and the planet we are going to leave to our children and their children.
I would never play any role in anything that involves the United Nations for obvious reasons.
My father is a man of impeccable character who has worked tirelessly for the United Nations for many years. His integrity is beyond reproach.
I have never participated directly or indirectly in any business related to the United Nations.
I feel the whole issue has been a witchhunt from day one as part of a broader Republican political agenda.
What will the U.S. senators have to say if there is, as many over here and in the rest of the world suspect, no substance to the allegations against my father and me?
I think it is a mistake to identify a movie according to its language as if movies were literature.
The French have got to understand that a film is so expensive that it can no longer afford to be regional or even national in scope.
When Americans shoot movies they aim at the entire planet. When the French makes movies, they aim at Paris.
When a French book becomes an international hit it is because of the author and not because of the language. The same goes for movies.
War scenes are less difficult than love scenes.
Today’s cinema is a global art form, it is impossible to make movies for a market the size of France, representing no more than 4% of the world’s total.
When Picasso painted in Paris, was he a Spanish or a French painter? It does not matter, he was Picasso, whatever the influences surrounding him. He simply chose Paris because it was the ideal place for him to sell his creation.
To do the writing, I have to have time to do research.

Powerful Quotes for Adults

When you create a movie, you create something in your image.
The art of motion pictures is pictorial and language comes a distant second.
The financing of my films has always been international.
The world distribution of French movies is a laughing matter. That is a fact.
There is a broad cultural current that conveys the idea that a film is like a football team, it represents a nation, it is illustrated in literature and e, filmed the on the radio. These are outdated concepts, totally out of touch with today’s realities.
My way of remaining French was the financing scheme I used for Quest for Fire, with Fox funds, since it started as a 100% American production. The film was not in French and yet was French in style, reflecting my personality.
If you make a movie about Elizabeth I, how much of the dialogue are her real words? Audiences know when they go see a movie that it is fiction.
I make movies just as painters paint: I work where I can.
I had to choose between American and British actors, and it didn’t take me more than a second to decide: Russians are Europeans and should be played by other Europeans.
British actors behave like Europeans; they are also extremely well trained.
America is the only country capable of producing national movies: its culture has become a global culture.
I know my own heart to be entirely English.
Golf seems to be an arduous way to go for a walk. I prefer to take the dogs out.
You are a pest, by the very nature of that camera in your hand.
When I appear in public people expect me to neigh, grind my teeth, paw the ground and swish my tail – none of which is easy.
The greatest power is not money power, but political power.
The greatest happiness comes from being vitally interested in something that excites all your energies.
God grant you the strength to fight off the temptations of surrender.
Too much work, too much vacation, too much of any one thing is unsound.
TV is like theater. You can’t enjoy it without a program.
I didn’t feel the Depression at all. I always had a pocketful of money.
Unless young blacks are brought into the mainstream of economic life, they will continue to be on the curbstone.
Some people find an interest in making money, and though they appear to be slaving, many enjoy every minute of their work.
When we hold back out of laziness, that is when we tie ourselves into knots of boredom.
What matters is that you are doing what you think is right based on the standards which you hold.
Your Majesty, I took the liberty because I was so desirous of visiting alone with you for a few minutes before the rest of the other peasants arrived.
Accomplish something every day of your life.
Few things are as essential as education.
Everybody around the world wants to send their kids to our universities. But nobody wants to send their kids here to public school.
Don’t worry about it. Babe Ruth struck out on occasion, too.
Carter’s done a lot more good since he’s been out of the White House than when he was in it.
All I ever seek from good deeds is a measure of respect.
Adversity tests us from time to time and this testing inevitably continues during life.
You will not be satisfied unless you are contributing something to or for the benefit of others.
I thought Nixon was getting ganged up on, but when I heard the tapes, I was shocked and saddened.
People who think about art as an investment are pathetic.
I have very little respect for Nancy Reagan. There is something about her that is very petty.
I didn’t want to be greedy. It’s a mark of bad character and I always believed that pigs go to the slaughterhouse.
I shall participate, I shall contribute, and in so doing, I will be the gainer.
I’d heard he was good, and what the hell sense does it make not to hire somebody because of their color?
In the world today, a young lady who does not have a college education just is not educated.
It is not easy to find something that will intrigue and bind your interest and enthusiasm. This you must seek for yourself.
Never buy four C-plus paintings when you can buy one A.
The test of character is having the ability to meet challenges.
Our blood will turn from red to blue, although our money is new.
It is unsound for an independent editor to be a financial contributor to any cause which would cause any type of special pleading.
My success? Being born the son of Moses Annenberg.
I cannot compromise or inhibit my independence.
My country has been very good to me; I must be good to my country.
Many activities and team play participation will give you training that will prove invaluable later on in life.
Live rich, die poor; never make the mistake of doing it the other way round.
Too often, older women are seen as victims, but I know lots of formidable women who have marvelous jobs as well as a full erotic life, and children and friends and family.
The minute anyone’s getting anxious I say, You must eat and you must sleep. They’re the two vital elements for a healthy life.
The thing about doing anything artificial to your hair is that you have to look after it. So you’re always vulnerable to the weather and time.
There is not enough celebration of companionship. Relationships aren’t just about eroticism and sexuality.
When I was starting, young actresses had the studio system to protect them. Now you have a host of sharks, from your agent to your publicist to your lawyer.
You can love more than one person in your life, but things will be different. There’ll be a different dynamic. Needs and desires change.
You have to be careful not to let your fear stop you from doing things. It’s very exciting to test yourself.
The wonderful thing about acting is you move along with your decade. The older you get, the more interesting the parts you get to play and you bring more of your personal experience to the part.
I’m often asked if I regret not going to Hollywood. I’m glad I didn’t go because if I had I wouldn’t have my extended family, which is the fabric of my life. Only recently have I realized how special and unusual it is.
The first thing you have to do is accept that decay sets in and there’s nothing you can do about it.
I have yet to see a drama that puts forward women who are successful and have a family. Women are nearly always seen as victims.
I maintain the rather old-fashioned view that this is my work and it’s in the public arena, but that doesn’t entitle everyone to know what happened at home before coming here.
I think people have surgery for psychological reasons more than because of their looks.
I used to suffer from excessive pride. Well, I got over that one.
I was asked to be in Vogue but I said no. I didn’t want to advertise make-up. I didn’t want to be seen as a sex symbol.
I’ll dance to anything: Bob Marley or rap.
I’m an actress, not a pin-up.
I have made a public statement about me and Ralph by being seen with him. I don’t need to make any other. You can live the way you want.
I’m one of the great unemployed looking for the next job. I’m waiting for the right offer. Like anyone, I want something that turns me on inside.

What are the most powerful quotes?

I’m trying to learn to smoke, which is rather weird when everyone is trying to stop. I’m not a smoker. But my character only smokes as an affectation.
I’ve never been married and I’ve no more desire to be married now than I ever have. I hate bureaucracy and I am not religious.
If people think I look good, it’s the make-up.
Judi Dench and Ian McKellen taught me how to work hard and respect the theatre.
Roman’s wife Sharon Tate had been murdered by Charles Manson the year before, but Roman had been through so much leaving the Warsaw ghetto that he was very strong and private.
Some actors get fired up by the sound of the audience. I just want to retreat.
I go on giving interviews because I’ve been brought up to support the projects I’m involved in. When you’ve enjoyed working on a production, you want to do them a favor.
Thank God we’re not like America: everyone wants to look like they’re 20. In Europe, we admire grown-up women. I think men revere older women.
I do think it’s important to live in the present because in that way you won’t be living in a state of regret.
Sometimes sushi is just superb, and other times there’s nothing like a great big steak. It depends on where your taste buds are at the time.
However successful you are, there is no substitute for a close relationship. We all need them.
I don’t buy the tabloids, but you’re surrounded by it all and people tell you things they’ve read. I’d be sitting on a train looking over someone’s shoulder and thinking: That’s familiar… oh my God, it’s me.
I don’t need a piece of paper to suggest that I can commit myself.
As you grow older, your whole life becomes very rich and multifaceted.
Having children with someone is a real bond.
I am not a fanatic about anything. I do what I can do when I’ve got the time.
I am not going to share my private life with millions of people. I don’t find a need to do that and nobody else close to me does either.
I am pretty self-indulgent.
I don’t believe in expending energy on something you can’t do anything about. If there was some easy way of fixing things, I’d probably do it.
I consulted a Chinese herbalist and spent two weeks on an island off the coast of Zanzibar. I was away from any kind of contemporary technology.
I couldn’t imagine playing someone young now; it would be so boring.
I didn’t choose to be an actress.
I do find acting cathartic.
I can feel the 60S looming. In my profession, I’ve just moved along with my age. By thinking in decades, rather than whether someone’s 42 or 47, you can give yourself a whole 10 years to turn yourself around.
Everything has changed. An interview has become such a confrontational thing. It makes you very defensive.
I like reality. It tastes like bread.
One cannot weep for the entire world, it is beyond human strength. One must choose.
Oh, love is real enough; you will find it someday, but it has one archenemy – and that is life.
Nothing is irreparable in politics.
Men create real miracles when they use their God-given courage and intelligence.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Life is very nice, but it lacks form. Art aims to give it some.
Life is a wonderful thing to talk about, or to read about in history books – but it is terrible when one has to live it.
Life has a way of setting things in order and leaving them be. Very tidy is life.
Have you noticed that life, with murders and catastrophes and fabulous inheritances, happens almost exclusively in newspapers?
Inspiration is a farce that poets have invented to give themselves importance.
All evil comes from the old. They grow fat on ideas and young men die of them.
God is on everyone’s side… and in the last analysis, he is on the side with plenty of money and large armies.
Every man thinks God is on his side.
Our entire life – consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are.
Beauty is one of the rare things which does not lead to doubt in God.
Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute! Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Only engage, and then the mind grows heated. Begin, and then the work will be completed.
An ugly sight, a man who is afraid.
What you get free costs too much.
A genius knows how to make himself easily understood without being obvious about it.
A good actor must never be in love with anyone but himself.
It takes a certain courage and a certain greatness to be truly base.
When you are forty, half of you belongs to the past… And when you are seventy, nearly all of you.
Some men like to make a little garden out of life and walk down a path.
Talent is like a faucet, while it is open, one must write.
The only immorality is not to do what one has to do when one has to do it.
There is the love of course. And then there’s life, its enemy.
Things are beautiful if you love them.
To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows. It is easy to say no, even if saying no means death.
The tragedy is restful: and the reason is that hope, that foul, deceitful thing, has no part in it.
Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage.
What fun it would be to be poor, as long as one was excessively poor! Anything in excess is most exhilarating.
We poison our lives with the fear of burglary and shipwreck, and, ask anyone, the house is never burgled, and the ship never goes down.
With God, what is terrible is that one never knows whether it’s not just a trick of the devil.
Propaganda is a soft weapon; hold it in your hands too long, and it will move about like a snake and strike the other way.
I can easily say I’ve done everything I’ve wanted in music.
And it seems to be today, image is a really important thing once again.
I wasn’t that wild about that. I told them basically if they were going to want to bring back heavy metal to a program on MTV, then they are going to have to get in touch with what real heavy metal is.
It seems like if you are not painted up special way or have some tailor-made outfit to put on to go out on stage… I don’t know… there’s too much of it out there.
We have a hardcore following.
With this LP we were all very clear on the approach we wanted to take, which was to do something heavy but also experiment with a lot of other things we like.

What is the most inspirational quote ever?

To me, I’m for a band whose forefront is the music.
This is the band I always wanted to be in.
There it is again. Image. Once again. I get tired of it quickly.
We define ourselves, in part, by the discriminations we make. The value of what we love is enriched by our understanding of what we dislike.
We are the movies and the movies are us.
Where studious of ease, I slumbered seven years, and then lost by degrees.
I like being infamous. I think it is safe being a cult.
People weren’t buying as many records. My record company did not want me. I went through three record companies and went on tour at the wrong time. It destroyed me.
I have suffered from depression for most of my life. It is an illness.
I have loved eight women in my life. I remember every woman’s face.
I didn’t lose my virginity until I was 18 The first time was a nightmare. Who shows you how to use a condom?
Achievement results from work realizing ambition.
It’s only when you suddenly stop perspiring that your forearms go dull.
A gold book, fastened together in the shape of a book by wires of the same metal, had been dug up in the northern part of the state of New York, and along with the book an enormous pair of gold spectacles!
I have thus given you a full statement of all that I know respecting the origin of Mormonism.
I think going to college for that one year was probably the best thing I have ever done.
I just want to get on the court.
I believe that you should put the right people around you, people that will not let anything go wrong.
For mothers who must earn, there is indeed no leisure time problem. The long hours of earning are increased by the hours of domestic labor until no slightest margin for relaxation or change of thought remains.
People seem to think that life began with the achievement of personal independence.
Persons who are born too soon or born too late seldom achieve the eminence of those who are born at the right time.
Principles are a dangerous form of social dynamite.
The lovers of romance can go elsewhere for satisfaction but where can the lovers of truth turn if not to history?
To the biographer, all lives bar none are dramatic constructions.
Be quiet, or my wife will take away your firstborn and make him or her work in one of her sweatshops!
Fame is addictive. Money is addictive. Attention is addictive. But golf is second to none.
What I like least is dealing with publishers who simply don’t want collaborations regardless of their merit.
No novel is a clone of any preceding one, though, with a background cast of characters and things that has grown to thousands, there are many familiar aspects.
SF is the literature of the theoretically possible, and F is the literature of the impossible.
All things make sense; you just have to fathom how they make sense.
Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker series also shows the potential of lighter fantastic fiction. I read the first and listened to a tape of a later one, and it’s fun.
As for collaboration – I have done a lot, 26 books, and found publishers increasingly resistive to them. It’s not that the books are bad; editors won’t even read them.
At present, I answer about 100 letters a month and read 300 emails.
At the time I wrote Xone I had never been on the Internet.
When one person makes an accusation, check to be sure he is not the guilty one. Sometimes it is those whose case is weak who make the most clamor.
When I started writing this, I found that I simply couldn’t take fantasy seriously, so it became humorous and continued from there.
But I don’t read or listen for pleasure. I have too much else to do.
That most dangerous of opponents: the one who took pains to comprehend the position of his adversary.
I hope to read a Harry Potter novel soon, to see what it’s all about. I admit to being annoyed that many good light fantasy writers have had trouble getting published, in England and elsewhere when it is obvious the readers were waiting for us all along.
Normally I work out a general summary of what I mean to do, then start writing, and the details can be different from my anticipation. So there is considerable flow, but always within channels.
Keep writing, because not only does practice improve skill, it gives you more chances to score on the market. I did that for eight years before making my first sale.
I maintain an ongoing survey of Internet Publishing and self-publishing so that it is now possible for any writer with a book to get it published at nominal cost or free and to have it on sale at booksellers like Amazon.com.
Have a working spouse, because you won’t earn a living from writing – not at first, if ever. My wife worked for years to support us.
I did not know at first that it would be a series; I discovered after the first novel that I had more to say about it, so I did another. And another, and then the readers demanded yet more.
I do one Xanth novel a year, because at the moment that is all that publishers will accept; they don’t want any other type of fiction from me, so Xanth pays my way.
I don’t want ever to be guilty of what my critics claim: doing formula without original elements.
One reason I don’t suffer Writer’s Block is that I don’t wait on the muse, I summon it at need.

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