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Being a good actor isn’t easy. Being a man is even harder. I want to be both before I’m done.
James Dean
An actor must interpret life, and in order to do so must be willing to accept all the experiences life has to offer. In fact, he must seek out more of life than life puts at his feet.
James Dean
Being an actor is the loneliest thing in the world. You are all alone with your concentration and imagination, and that’s all you have.
James Dean
But you can’t show some far off idyllic conception of behavior if you want the kids to come and see the picture. You’ve got to show what it’s really like, and try to reach them on their own grounds.
James Dean
Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.
James Dean
Dream As If a James Dean Quote
I also became close to nature, and am now able to appreciate the beauty with which this world is endowed.
James Dean
I think the one thing this picture shows that’s new is the psychological disproportion of the kids’ demands on the parents. Parents are often at fault, but the kids have some work to do, too.
James Dean

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I want to be a Texan 24 hours a day.
James Dean
If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, if he can live on after he’s dead, then maybe he was a great man.
James Dean
Only the gentle are ever really strong.
James Dean
Only The Gentle a James Dean Quote

Studying cows, pigs and chickens can help an actor develop his character. There are a lot of things I learned from animals. One was that they couldn’t hiss or boo me.

James Dean
The gratification comes in the doing, not in the results.
James Dean
The only greatness for man is immortality.
James Dean

There is no way to be truly great in this world. We are all impaled on the crook of conditioning.
James Dean
To grasp the full significance of life is the actor’s duty; to interpret it his problem; and to express it his dedication.
James Dean
To me, acting is the most logical way for people’s neuroses to manifest themselves, in this great need we all have to express ourselves.
James Dean
To my way of thinking, an actor’s course is set even before he’s out of the cradle.
James Dean
Trust and belief are two prime considerations. You must not allow yourself to be opinionated.
James Dean
When an actor plays a scene exactly the way a director orders, it isn’t acting. It’s following instructions. Anyone with the physical qualifications can do that.
James Dean


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101 Most Inspirational Quotes..

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1. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that 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.

Mark Twain

 Make each day your masterpiece.

John Wooden

 Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity. Reduce selfishness, have few desires.

Lao Tzu

4. If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.

Vincent Van Gogh

5. Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt

6. Fall seven times, stand up eight!

Japanese Proverbs

7. I am bigger than anything that can happen to me. All these things, sorrow, misfortune, and suffering, are outside my door. I am in the house and I have the key.

Charles Fletcher Lummis

8. Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.

William Ellery Channing

9. The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

Dolly Parton

10. No pressure, no diamonds.

Mary Case

11. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of a man is to live, not to exist.

Jack London

12. Everything you need is already inside. Just do it.

Bill Bowerman (Nike)

 Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.

Theodore Roosevelt

14. Some people dream of success… while others wake up and work hard at it.

Author Unknown

15. The best dreams happen when you’re awake.

Cherie Gilderbloom

16. God, grant me the serenity to accept things that I cannot change;
The courage to change the things I can; And the wisdom to know the difference.

Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr

 You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

18. Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.

Mary Manin Morrissey

19. To change one’s life; Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions.

William James

20. Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.

Les Brown

21. There will be sleeping enough in the Grave.

Benjamin Franklin

22. Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.

George Bernard Shaw

23. Life is either daring adventure or nothing.

Helen Keller

24. If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and everyday you have the opportunity to write a new page.

Mark Houlahan

25. Don’t make me walk when I want to fly.

Galina Doyla

26. A pessimist sees only the dark side of the clouds, and mopes; a philosopher sees both sides, and shrugs; an optimist doesn’t see the clouds at all – he’s walking on them.

Leonard Louis Levinson

27. Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.

Christopher Reeve

28. The best is yet to be.

Robert Browning

29. I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply all my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy.

Og Mandino

30. We were born to succeed, not to fail.

Henry David Thoreau

 Tough times never last, but tough people do.

Dr. Robert Schuller

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Quote: Charlotte Bronte, Happiness

32. Carpe diem. (Seize the day.)

Dr. Horace

33. Nobody ever drowned in sweat

US Marine saying

34. Gentlemen, we are going to relentlessly chase perfection, knowing full well we will not catch it, because nothing is perfect. But we are going to relentlessly chase it, because in the process we will catch excellence. I am not remotely interested in just being good.

Vince Lombardi (one of the most successful coaches in the history of American football in his first team meeting as Packers coach)

35. Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow.

Norman Vincent Peale

36. Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail.

Charles Kettering

37. Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.

Henry Ford

38. Reach up as far as you can and God will help you reach the rest of the way.

Greg Hickman

39. Never, never, never give up.

Winston Churchill ( In his later years, Winston Churchill was asked to give the commencement address at Oxford University. Following his introduction, he rose, went to the podium, and said the above 5 words. Then he took his seat.)

40. Our greatest glory is not in never failing but in rising up every time we fail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

41. It’s easy enough to be pleasant, when life flows along like a song, but the man worthwhile is the man with a smile, when everything goes dead wrong.

Author Unknown.

42. Everyday, give yourself a good mental shampoo.

Dr. Sara Jordan

43. Realize that true happiness lies within you.


44. When one door of happiness closes, another opens: but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.

Helen Keller

45. If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

Joan Collins

46. Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

47. Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.


48. This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God.

Walt Whitman

49. In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.

Deepak Chopra

50. If you cannot be a poet, be the poem.

David Carradine

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51. Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine.

Mario Fernandez

52. Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better.

Jim Rohn

53. Celebrate your success and find humor in your failures. Don’t take yourself so seriously. Loosen up and everyone around you will loosen up. Have fun and always show enthusiasm. When all else fails, put on a costume and sing a silly song.

Sam Walton (founder of Walmart)

 Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.

Helen Keller

55. Those who wish to sing, always find a song.

Swedish Proverb

56. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.


57. Defeat is simply a signal to press onward.

Helen Keller

58. Don’t count the days, make the days count.

Muhammad Ali

59. Rest but never quit. Even the sun has a sinking spell each evening. But it always rises the next morning. At sunrise, every soul is born again.

Author Unknown

60. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. You’re only here for a short visit. So be sure to stop and smell the flowers.

Walter Hagen

61. Love all. Serve all. Help ever. Hurt never.

Author Unknown

62. Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine.


63. Dance as though no one is watching you,
Love as though you have never been hurt before,
Sing as though no one can hear you,
Live as though heaven is on earth.


64. You will find, as you look back upon your life, that the moments when you really lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.

Henry Drummond

 Someday, after we have mastered the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love. Then, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.

Teilhard de Chardin

 We do not sing because we are happy, we are happy because we sing.

William James

 Waste no tears over the grieves of yesterday.


68. The moon lives in the lining of your skin.

Pablo Neruda

69. He who climbs above the cares of this world, and turns his face to his God, has found the sunny side of life.


70. Never think that God’s delays are God’s denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius.

Georges-Louis Leclere De Buffon

71. It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get back up.

Vince Lombardi

72. Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.

Abraham Lincoln

73. Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

74. Use what talents you possess; The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.

Henry Van Dyke

75. When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.

John Ruskin

76. Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.

Leonardo Da Vinci

77. You must not only aim right, but draw the bow with all your might.

Henry David Thoreau

78. Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.

Robert F. Kennedy

 So long as there is breath in me, that long will I persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles of success; If I persist long enough I will win.

Og Mandino

80. Success and rest don’t sleep together.

Russian proverb

81. The world has the habit of making room for the man whose words and actions show that he knows where he is going.

Napoleon Hill

82. We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.

Kenji Miyazawa

83. If you’re going through Hell, keep going.

Winston Churchill

84. Where the willingness is great, the difficulties cannot be great.


85. Remember the storm is a good opportunity for the pine and the cypress to show their strength and their stability.

Ho Chi Minh

86. In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.

Albert Camus

87. When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.

Napoleon Hill

88. In the middle of a difficulty lies opportunity.

Albert Einstein

89. God never sends us more than we can handle.

Mother Theresa

90. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.

Mary Kay Ash

91. Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

Christian Larson

92. It is defeat that turns bone to flint; it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle; it is defeat that makes men invincible.

Henry Ward Beecher

93. The things that hurt us teach us.

Author Unknown

94. What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

95. The oyster turns into pearl the sand which annoys it.

Sidney Newton Bremer

96. There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

Albert Einstein

97. Light tomorrow with today.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

98. Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.

Will Rogers

99. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.

Henry David Thoreau

 A year from now you may wish you had started today.

Karen Lamb

101. Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.

Eleanor Roosevelt

I Have Learned

I’ve learned-
that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them.

I’ve learned-
that no matter how much I care, some people just don’t care back.

I’ve learned-
that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.

I’ve learned-
that no matter how good a friend is, they’re going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

I’ve learned-
that it’s not what you have in your life but who you have in your life that counts.

I’ve learned-
that you should never ruin an apology with an excuse.

I’ve learned-
that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes. After that, you’d better know something.

I’ve learned-
that you shouldn’t compare yourself to the best others can do.

I’ve learned-
that you can do something in an instant that will give you heartache for life.

I’ve learned-
that it’s taking me a long time to become the person I want to be.

I’ve learned-
that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

I’ve learned-
that you can keep going long after you can’t.

I’ve learned-
that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

I’ve learned-
that either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I’ve learned-
that regardless of how hot and steamy a relationship is at first, the passion fades and there had better be something else to take its place.

I’ve learned-
that heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I’ve learned-
that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I’ve learned-
that my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.

I’ve learned-
that sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you’re down will be the ones to help you get back up.

I’ve learned-
that sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.

I’ve learned-
that true friendship continues to grow, even over the longest distance. Same goes for true love.

I’ve learned-
that just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have.

I’ve learned-
that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had and what you’ve learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.

I’ve learned-
that you should never tell a child their dreams are unlikely or outlandish. Few things are more humiliating, and what a tragedy it would be if they believed it.

I’ve learned-
that your family won’t always be there for you. It may seem funny, but people you aren’t related to can take care of you and love you and teach you to trust people again. Families aren’t biological.

I’ve learned-
that it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others. Sometimes you are to learn to forgive yourself.

I’ve learned-
that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn’t stop for your grief.

I’ve learned-
that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

I’ve learned-
that a rich person is not the one who has the most, but is one who needs the least.

I’ve learned-
that just because two people argue, it doesn’t mean they don’t love each other. And just because they don’t argue, it doesn’t mean they do.

I’ve learned-
that we don’t have to change friends if we understand that friends change.

I’ve learned-
that you shouldn’t be so eager to find out a secret. It could change your life forever.

I’ve learned-
that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

I’ve learned-
that no matter how you try to protect your children, they will eventually get hurt and you will hurt in the process.

I’ve learned-
that even when you think you have no more to give, when a friend cries out to you, you will find the strength to help.

I’ve learned-
that credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

I’ve learned-
that the people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.

I’ve learned-
that it’s hard to determine where to draw the line between being nice and not hurting people’s feelings, and standing up for what you believe.

I’ve learned-
that people will forget what you said, and people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

By Omer B. Washington

Dreams a Quote by Sasha O


4 thoughts on “Quotes

  1. Love the Buddha’s quote,

    ‘Dance as though no one is watching you,
    Love as though you have never been hurt before,
    Sing as though no one can hear you,
    Live as though heaven is on earth.’


    1. Ah, yes, number 63: So do I, many of my faves are on this page, but you have just brought my attention to something; I state the Author’s name under the quotes, so it’s actually by Alfred D. Souza….

      I may change the layout when I have time to make it more obvious. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and following me though!



      1. Oh, damn! Might just be me not being very observant! But thank you for clarifying that! Thanks for following me too 🙂

        SM 🙂


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