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Shirley Knight Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Shirley Knight

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There are things that you cannot talk to your mother and father about,
there are things that you cannot talk to your children about.
- Shirley Knight

Related topics: Family

My goal was not to be famous or rich but to be good at what I did.
And that required going to New York and studying and working in the theater.
- Shirley Knight

So many directors are solely focused on their own success
in Hollywood and multimillion dollar budgets and deals.
- Shirley Knight

It's no accident that Tony Hopkins is a wonderful film actor.
- Shirley Knight

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There's a great difference between being popular and being an artist.
- Shirley Knight

My acting career helped pull me through the rough times.
- Shirley Knight

I just let the character speak to me and things appear.
- Shirley Knight


 

The thing that separates a so-so director and a great
director is a love and caring for film.
- Shirley Knight

I'm writing a book and working on my one-woman show,
Learning To Be Human.
- Shirley Knight

Men are allowed to get older and women are not.
- Shirley Knight

This house was our dream-the gardens,
the study, even the swimming pool.
Even though I can't see John when I wake up in the morning,
I can always feel him here with me.
- Shirley Knight

There's no place to act in Kansas.
You're supressed.
- Shirley Knight

I did the occasional odd film, like Endless Love.
- Shirley Knight

When you're a woman in your 40s, it's not the best time to do films,
because there really aren't that many roles.
Then you reach 50 and there are more roles again.
Mother parts.
- Shirley Knight

The only people you can really share certain things
with in secret are your girlfriends.
- Shirley Knight

Film actors reach a certain level, but they don't get
beyond it unless they work in the theater.
- Shirley Knight

I got an agent and went up for the part of my first film,
Five Gates to Hell.
- Shirley Knight

I took individual photographs of Annie Liebovitz,
I kept taking her picture.
- Shirley Knight

They said this is Vanity Fair, and I said,
Oh, I already take the magazine.
They said Annie Leibovitz wants to take your picture and I thought,
How nice!
- Shirley Knight

I moved to LA and decided to do films and television,
mainly because the theater in New York is totally dead.
- Shirley Knight

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer) PHOTO

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb PHOTO

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed) PHOTO

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous PHOTO

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

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin

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

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

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Do all things with love.
- Og Mandino

We're so engaged in doing things
to achieve purposes of outer value
that we forget the inner value,
the rapture that is associated
with being alive, is what it is all about.
- Joseph Campbell

Keep a grateful journal. Every night,
list five things you are grateful for.
- Oprah Winfrey

Be content with what you have,
rejoice in the way things are.
When you realize there is nothing lacking,
the whole world belongs to you.
- Lao Tzu

A time for work, a time for play -
balance in all things.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A generous heart, kind speech,
and a life of service and compassion
are the things which renew humanity.
- The Buddha

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
- Lao Tzu

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

The most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched,
they must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

If you want to feel rich,
just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
- Anonymous

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

He is a wise man who does not grieve
for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus

There are two things to aim at in life:
first, to get what you want,
and after that to to enjoy it.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

In your days - things like this happen to you...
You get a tap, a nudge, a gentle shake,
and life whispers to you, "I know you're tired -
but I don't want you to miss this."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller

Morality is the basis of things
and truth is the substance of all morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Only love and death will change all things.
- Khalil Gibran

If you follow the trail of your own
enthusiastically repeated stories,
you will begin to rediscover the things
that invigorate and enliven you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy,
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you,
if the simple things in nature have a message you understand,
Rejoice, for your soul is alive.
- Eleanora Duse

As for accomplishments,
I just did what I had to do as things came along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan, but also believe.
- Anatole France

Know that you are one with the earth, with the water,
with the fire, with the air that you breathe, with all living things,
and that all of these are one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

If we all did the things we are capable of doing,
we would literally astound ourselves.
- Thomas Edison

Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.
- John F. Kennedy

Energy and persistence conquer all things.
- Benjamin Franklin

We keep moving forward, opening new doors,
and doing new things, because we're curious
and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
- Walt Disney

In all things and in all ways,
choice impacts virtually every element of our life.
It bears repeating that even those things
which seem out of reach of our choice
are governed by how we choose to perceive them.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Things turn out best for the people
who make the best of the way things turn out.
- Art Linkletter

The problems of the world cannot possibly
be solved by skeptics or cynics
whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities.
We need men who can dream of things that never were.
- John F. Kennedy


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