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Lars von Trier Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Lars von Trier

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You could say that when you introduce humour to your work,
you also step back a little from it.
You create a distance.
- Lars von Trier

I'm having a vacation, and it's so beautiful,
and maybe I'll never get another film idea in my life.
- Lars von Trier

I grew up in a culturally radical home,
where strong emotions were forbidden.
- Lars von Trier

It's always been a lie that it's difficult to make films.
- Lars von Trier

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I always do something that I've never done before.
- Lars von Trier

I had an almost fetishistic attraction to film technology.
- Lars von Trier

That's the great thing about entering a convent:
There are things that you simply can't do,
so you don't have to worry about them.
- Lars von Trier


 

When I was younger, I was fascinated by David Bowie,
for example.
he had created an entire myth around himself.
It was as important as his music.
- Lars von Trier

More than anything, there are more images in evil.
Evil is based far more on the visual,
whereas good has no good images at all.
- Lars von Trier

If one devalues rationality, the world tends to fall apart.
- Lars von Trier

I sit there pouring out my woes year after year,
coming up with one enormity after another about my
mother and the way she let me down;
but it doesn't make me any the less fearful.
- Lars von Trier

Actors need bricks to play with, and in fact we rejected
all the improvised fragments we had made without a plan.
Improvisation without a plan is like tennis without tennis balls.
- Lars von Trier

When I was in film school, it was said that all good
films were characterised by some form of humour.
- Lars von Trier

Far be it from me to force anyone into either chess or dressage,
but if you choose to do so yourself,
in my opinion there is only one way:
follow the rules.
- Lars von Trier

Only a fool does not fear actors, but you can't beat them,
and if you can't beat them, join them,
as they say.
As I've got older I've become very interested in that part of the work.
- Lars von Trier

If I made a musical in the beginning of my career,
it would have been crane shots and tracking shots and
people coming out of cakes and whatever,
but these techniques are something that I've left behind me.
- Lars von Trier

I'm happy that I'm alive.
I feel like someone coming back from Vietnam,
you know; I'm sure that later on I'll start killing
people in a square somewhere,
but right now, I just feel happy to be alive.
- Lars von Trier

I think it's important that we all try to give something to this medium,
instead of just thinking about what is the most efficient
way of telling a story or making an audience stay in a cinema.
- Lars von Trier

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous PHOTO

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou PHOTO

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen PHOTO

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha PHOTO

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

May your life always be Counterpoint to the Clamor of the World.
May you delight in Dancing Lightly With Life.
May you soar on eagle wings, high above the madness of the world.
May you always sing Melody in the Symphony of Your Life.
May you taste, smell, and touch your dreams of a beautiful tomorrow.
May your sun always shine, and your sky be forever blue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
- Irish Blessing

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

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What you leave behind is not what
is engraved in stone monuments,
but what is woven into the lives of others.
- Pericles

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you
it's going to be a butterfly.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things 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.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success is getting what you want;
happiness is wanting what you get.
- Dale Carnegie

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

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.
- Maya Angelou

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find a time and place of solitude.
Look into the distance, and into the future.
Visualize the tomorrow you are going to build -
and begin to build that tomorrow, today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
- Joseph Campbell

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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