Tuesday, January 31, 2006

 

To follow without halt, one aim; there is the secret of success

The quote of the day today from Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova targets the secret of success, something that many strive for and few succeed in.

As for what success itself is...:

"...And success? What is it? I do not find it in the applause of the theatre. It lies rather in the satisfaction of accomplishment."

Monday, January 30, 2006

 

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself

The quote today is by Franklin D Roosevelt, who was of course President number 32 of America, but who's counting?

Other quotes include:

"It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something"

...and...

"Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are"

Sunday, January 29, 2006

 

I don't believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process.

The quote today comes from Oprah Winfrey, Queen of the American chat show format.

Other quotes include:

"You can have it all you just can't have it all at one time"

...and...

"Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not"

Saturday, January 28, 2006

 

Here's my Golden Rule for a tarnished age: Be fair with others, but keep after them until they're fair with you

The quote today is from actor Alan Alda.

Other quotes include:

"It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only necessary to be rich."

...and...

"When people are laughing, they're generally not killing one another"

Friday, January 27, 2006

 

Curiouser and curiouser!

The quote of the day today comes from, of course, Lewis Carroll and his book Alice in Wonderland the bizarre but very popular fiction work of his imagination.

Another quote from Lewis is:

"I once delivered a simple ball, which I was told, had it gone far enough, would have been considered a wide."

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

 

A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction

This statement on the criteria needed to produce works of fiction comes from author Virginia Woolf.

Other quotes include:

"Why are women... so much more interesting to men than men are to women?"

...and...

"You cannot find peace by avoiding life"

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

 

Heaven Hath no rage like a love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned

One of the most famous quotes that there is actually comes from someone feww people may have heard of - that is the English playwright William Congreve.

Other quotes include:

"Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure; married in haste, we repent at leisure"
... often expressed as 'marry in haste, repent at leisure'

...and...

"Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight"
... expressing sentiments such as never let the sun go down on an argument - get it out of the way and move on.

Monday, January 23, 2006

 

Age does not protect you from love, but love, to some extent, protects you from age

The quote today about the importance of love and how it can stop you ageing comes from the French actress, Jeanne Moreau.

On football:

"Women will not talk about football unless one of them is in love with a football player, and then suddenly you discover that they know everything that is to be known about it."

Sunday, January 22, 2006

 

I was coming home from kindergarten - well they told me it was kindergarten...

...I found out later I had been working in a factory for ten years. It's good for a kid to know how to make gloves.

Can you guess who the quote of the day is from today?

No, well I'll put you out of your misery then - it's none other than popular comedienne, Ellen

Friday, January 20, 2006

 

You've got to be honest; if you can fake that, you've got it made

The amusing quote of the day today, no surprise, comes from a comedian - in this case, it's George Burns.

Other quotes include:

"I honestly think it is better to be a failure at something you love than to be a success at something you hate"

...and...

"Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city."

Thursday, January 19, 2006

 

If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered

The quote of the day today is by Edgar Allan Poe, the famous author, and will certainly ring true for many people!

Other quotes include the rather cryptic:

"All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream"

...and more optimistically...

"Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so"

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

 

I think that now I am older I could take the story a stage further, which is an idea I am currently working on

This quote comes from Kevin Costner, in relation to Robin Hood.

Confident in his abilities, he also said:

"It sounds vain, but I could probably make a difference for almost everyone I ever met if I chose to involve myself with them either professionally or personally"

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

 

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee

The author of this very famous quote needs no introduction, being the famous boxer Muhammad Ali

Other memorable quotes include:

"I'm so fast that last night I turned the light switch off in my bedroom and I was in bed before the room was dark"

...and...

"It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up"

Monday, January 16, 2006

 

I want people to remember me as a full on entertainer and a good person

The quote of the day today comes from the popular R&B singer, Aaliyah.

Other quotes from Aaliyah include:

"Always be true to yourself"

...and...

"You have to love what you do to want to do it everyday"

Sunday, January 15, 2006

 

Life's most persistant and urgent question is what are you doing for others

The quote of the day today comes from Martin Luther King Jr.

Other quotes include:

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that happen"

...and...

"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools"

Friday, January 13, 2006

 

Success in show business depends on your ability to make and keep friends

This practical advice on how to survive on the big screen comes from the singer Sophie Tucker.

Another quote, containing more practical advice, is:

"From birth to 18 a girl needs good parents. From 18 to 35, she needs good looks. From 35 to 55, good personality. From 55 on, she needs good cash"

Thursday, January 12, 2006

 

I've learned that you'll never be disappointed if you always keep an eye on uncharted territory, where you'll be challenged and growing and having fun

The quote of the day today comes from Kirstie Alley.

Other quotes include:

"Smile don't frown Look up don't look down Believe in yourself Don't let yourself go Just be who you are And let your life flow..."

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

 

There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision

The philosopher William James urges decisiveness in the quote of the day today.

Other quotes include:

"The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook"

...and...

"The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it"

So go out and seek immortality in one way or another...

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

 

What I do now is all my dad's fault, because he bought me a guitar as a boy, for no apparent reason

The quote of the day comes from Rod Stewart, so if you don't like his music, then you now know who to blame!

On marriage:

"Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find a woman I don't like and just give her a house"

Monday, January 09, 2006

 

Voters quickly forget what a man says

Many politicians have banked on the truth of these words over the years - or at least the inability of those who do remember to take any action!

The quote, of course, comes from Richard Nixon.

Other quotes include:

"Rarely have so many people been so wrong about so much"

...and...

"The presidency has many problems, but boredom is the least of them"

Sunday, January 08, 2006

 

I decided to retire from show business at the age of 17, because I didn't like it a bit

The quote of the day today comes from one of the stars of showbiz, Shirley Bassey...

Saturday, January 07, 2006

 

I think I jump around more when I'm alone

The quote of the day today which doesn't make a lot of sense, comes from the acclaimed Hollywood actor, Nicolas Cage.

Other quotes include:

"As a teenager I was more of an anarchist, but now I want people to thrive and be harmonious"

Quite. And also:

"I try to do as many stunts as they'll let me do. I think it's important for an audience to feel that the actor's really doing it"

Friday, January 06, 2006

 

As I was leaving this morning, I said to myself 'the last thing you must do is forget your speech.'...

... And sure enough, as I left the house this morning, the last thing I did was to forget my speech.

This quote comes from UK funny man Rowan Atkinson, famous for several roles but perhaps most notably his silent-ish performances as Mr Bean.

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