I am returning this otherwise good typing paper to you because someone has printed gibberish all over it and put your name at the top.
Ohio University An English Professor
The problem is not that the churches are filled with empty pews, but that the pews are filled with empty people.
1. Find a subject you care about.
2. Do not ramble, though.
3. Keep it simple.
4. Have the guts to cut.
5. Sound like yourself.
6. Say what you mean to say.
7. Pity the readers.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr
The man who can smile when things go wrong has thought of someone else he can blame it on.
Robert Albert Bloch
The real problem is what to do with the problem-solvers after the problems are solved.
Live every day like it's your last.
I can do whatever I want -- I'm rich, I'm famous, and I'm bigger than you.
Like the wind crying endlessly through the universe, Time carries away the names and the deeds of conquerors and commoners alike. And all that we are, all that remains, is in the memories of those who cared we came this way for a brief moment.
the School of Sin.
I came to serve you at the age of 28 and now I have not a hair on me that is not white, and my body is infirm and exhausted. All that was left to me and my brothers has been taken away and sold, even to the cloak that I wore, without hearing or trial, to my great dishonor.
Truth can be a dangerous thing. It is quite patient and relentless.
R Scott Richards
The price of being the best is having to be the best.
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome
I have never fallen in love with my own voice, but I've always had an attraction for it.
If you don't have the time to read, you don't have the time or the tools to write.
It just never really gelled and then the September 11th attacks happened and the idea of a domestic comedy adventure film about an anti-terrorism unit just didn`t seem all that funny to me anymore.
A man either lives life as it happens to him, meets it head-on and licks it, or he turns his back on it and starts to wither away.
Ultimately, all things are known because you want to believe you know.
Frank Herbert Dune
Someone or something was in this room, something or someone with the power to make people forget. ... He was reaching for the stunner on his desk when something caught his eye. It was the dossier for Matthew Keller, senior. A crude drawing defaced its yellow cover.
Two open arcs, joined, in black ink. Three small closed loops beneath.
The bleeding heart. It certainly hadn't been there before.
Jesus Pietro opened the folder. He could smell his own fear, and feel it, in the cool perspiration that soaked his shirt. As if he'd been afraid for hours.
It means "Ask the next question." Ask the next question, and the one that follows that, and the one that follows that. It's the symbol of everything humanity has ever created, and is the reason it has been created. This guy is sitting in a cave and he says, "Why can't man fly?" Well, that's the question. The answer may not help him, but the question now has been asked.
The next question is what? How? And so all through the ages, people have been trying to find out the answer to that question. We've found the answer, and we do fly. This is true of every accomplishment, whether it's technology or literature, poetry, political systems or anything else. That is it. Ask the next question. And the one after that.
It is an article of faith in my creed to pick the man who does not take himself seriously, but does take his work seriously.
Michael C Cahill
We are small but we are many, we are many we are small; we were here before you rose, we will be here when you fall.
Actually, for some time now I have given some thought to opening a film school. But if I did start one up you would only be allowed to fill out an application form after you have walked alone on foot, let's say from Madrid to Kiev, a distance of about five thousand kilometres. While walking, write. Write about your experiences and give me your notebooks. I would be able to tell who had really walked the distance and who had not. While you are walking you would learn much more about filmmaking and what it truly involves than you ever would sitting in a classroom. During your voyage you will learn more about what your future holds than in five years at film school. Your experiences would be the very opposite of academic knowledge, for academia is the death of cinema. It is the very opposite of passion.
Feeding the starving poor only increases their number.
Half of being smart is knowing what you are dumb about.
Kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.