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The thing that separates a so-so director and a great
by Shirley Knight

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Film actors reach a certain level, but they don't get
beyond it unless they work in the theater.
- 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 did the occasional odd film, like Endless Love.
- Shirley Knight

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

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

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

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

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

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.
- George Bernard Shaw

Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common.
Celebrate it every day.
- Anonymous

Never say or do anything you wouldn't want
to be the last thing you ever said or did.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

Nurturing is not complex.
It's simply being tuned in to the thing or person before you
and offering small gestures toward what it needs at that time.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing
over and over and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
The important thing is not to stop questioning.
- Albert Einstein

I teach one thing and one only:
that is, suffering and the end of suffering.
- The Buddha

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

Confidence is the most important thing,
more important than gold or currency.
- Wen Jiabao

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.
The time is always right to do the right thing.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You have to accept whatever comes
and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage
and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Whenever you do a thing,
act as if all the world were watching.
- Thomas Jefferson

Shake structures.
School yourself.
Look twice at a thing,
once upside down.
Answer yourself clearly.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it -
that is the quickest and surest way
ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
- Dale Carnegie

It is a fine thing to be honest,
but it is also very important to be right.
- Winston Churchill

To have a right to do a thing
is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

The highest proof of the spirit is love.
Love is the eternal thing which men can already
on earth possess as it really is.
- Albert Schweitzer

See God in every person, place, and thing,
and all will be well in your world.
- Louise L. Hay

Take a deep breath and do the difficult thing first.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

What if it were only an illusion?
Perhaps life is not as threatening as it appears.
Perhaps the greatest threat to our serenity
is our fear of the future -
our fear of the unknown.
Perhaps, as Franklin D. Roosevelt said,
"The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Appreciation is a wonderful thing.
It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
- Voltaire

The truth of the matter is that
you always know the right thing to do.
The hard part is doing it.
- Norman Schwarzkoff

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience
in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I was brought up to believe that the only thing worth doing
was to add to the sum of accurate information in the world.
- Margaret Mead

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.
- Winston Churchill

You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The way to develop self-confidence
is to do the thing you fear
and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
- William Jennings Bryan

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The important thing is this: to be able, at any moment,
to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
- Charles Du Bos (1882-1939), from his book Approximations (1922)
(not Charles DuBois or Maharishi Mahesh Yogi)

We may stumble, but always there is that eternal voice,
forever whispering within our ear,
that thing which causes the eternal quest,
that thing which forever sings and sings.
- Ernest Holmes

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

Sometimes it is better to lose
and do the right thing
than to win and do the wrong thing.
- Tony Blair

To be oneself is a rare thing, and a great one.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

It is against everything we stand for to take a human life.
Making an exception to that code is a bleak thing.
- Sam, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

The thing always happens that you really believe in;
and the belief in a thing makes it happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Do the thing you fear,
and death of fear is certain.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

Every time you smile at someone,
it is an action of love,
a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.
- Mother Teresa


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