Quotes

Never mind

27 July 2014

Never mind, dear, we’re all made the same, though some more than others.

Noel Coward

Long Walks

26 July 2014

I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.

Noel Coward

If someone tells you

25 July 2014

If someone tells you he is going to make a “realistic decision,” you immediately understand that he has resolved to do something bad.

Mary McCarthy

A leaf fluttered

24 July 2014

A leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked.

Anais Nin

Anxiety

23 July 2014

Anxiety is love’s greatest killer. It makes others feel as you might when a drowning man holds on to you. You want to save him, but you know he will strangle you with his panic.

Anais Nin

I turn my body from the sun

22 July 2014

I turn my body from the sun. What ho, Tashtego! let me hear thy hammer. Oh! ye three unsurrendered spires of mine; thou uncracked keel; and only god-bullied hull; thou firm deck, and haughty helm, and Pole-pointed prow,- death- glorious ship! must ye then perish, and without me? Am I cut off from the last fond pride of meanest shipwrecked captains? Oh, lonely death on lonely life! Oh, now I feel my topmost greatness lies in my topmost grief. Ho, ho! from all your furthest bounds, pour ye now in, ye bold billows of my whole foregone life, and top this one piled comber of my death! Towards thee I roll, thou all-destroying but unconquering whale; to the last I grapple with thee; from hell’s heart I stab at thee; for hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee. Sink all coffins and all hearses to one common pool! and since neither can be mine, let me then tow to pieces, while still chasing thee, though tied to thee, thou damned whale! Thus, I give up the spear!

Captain Ahab’s last lines from Moby Dick

Drama

21 July 2014

Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.

Alfred Hitchcock

There are no rules

20 July 2014

There are no rules in filmmaking. Only sins. And the cardinal sin is dullness.

Frank Capra

There are a million ideas

19 July 2014

There are a million ideas in a world of stories. Humans are storytelling animals. Everything’s a story, everyone’s got stories, we’re perceiving stories, we’re interested in stories. So to me, the big nut to crack is to how to tell a story, what’s the right way to tell a particular story.

Richard Linklater

Persistence

18 July 2014

Thankfully, persistence is a great substitute for talent.

Steve Martin

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