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After the war, in which I served as a pilot in the Air Force,
by Ivor Novello

After the war, in which I served as a pilot in the Air Force,
I took up films.
- Ivor Novello

A visit to a cinema is a little outing in itself.
It breaks the monotony of an afternoon or evening;
it gives a change from the surroundings of home,
however pleasant.
- Ivor Novello

British girls are as temperamental as Americans.
- Ivor Novello

It has been argued that British girls are incapable
of deep feeling or brilliant acting owing to their lack of temperament.
This, I am positive, is not true.
- Ivor Novello

 

There are very few misanthropes, thank goodness!
- Ivor Novello

The average person is gregarious; there is something
in the spirit of the crowd that adds to the enjoyment of entertainment.
- Ivor Novello

The inconvenience, the glaring lights,
the long hours of waiting, and the repetition of every
scene are all calculated to defeat anything more than
a real mastery of love technique.
- Ivor Novello

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The crowd may be influenced easily, largely because it is a crowd.
- Ivor Novello

You cannot isolate yourself from the crowd -
even if you want to.
- Ivor Novello

There's something Vichy about the French.
- Ivor Novello

The cinema is an institution nowadays,
with its roots sunk deep in the hearts of the millions
of people who find enjoyment and entertainment in going to the pictures.
- Ivor Novello

Things which do not require effort of some sort are seldom worth having.
- Ivor Novello

I began my career with infantile dreams of becoming a composer.
- Ivor Novello

The public must suffer untold pangs from the stiffness,
the deliberate stifling of emotion, on the part of many British actors.
- Ivor Novello

Every blessed one of you feels better for that burst of laughter.
- Ivor Novello

Behind the footlights there is always the applause,
which stimulates the actors.
On the screen it is a different matter.
- Ivor Novello

Love-making is an art which must be studied.
- Ivor Novello

When the cinematograph first made its appearance,
we were told that the days of the ordinary theatre were numbered.
- Ivor Novello

We were asked to believe that the variety and the novelty
of even the crude films of the early days would provide
a means of entertainment which would cut out the stage.
- Ivor Novello

The beautiful heroine might be thinking,
How long must I bury my face on this wretched man's
shoulder? Such is not the always the case,
but quite often it is.
- Ivor Novello

There is an atmosphere about the picture theatre that
speaks of entertainment and relaxation.
The charming surroundings, good music,
and the fact that each visitor is determined to enjoy
a few hours of holiday all exert an influence on the mind.
- Ivor Novello

Television, they say, will permit a person to be entertained at home,
without the effort of going to a picture house,
without the trouble of booking seats,
without the presence of other people.
- Ivor Novello

Actors who are lovers in real life are often incapable
if playing the part of lovers to an audience.
It is equally true that sympathy between actors who
are not lovers may create a temporary emotion that is perfectly sincere.
- Ivor Novello

A couple of seats at a good picture house cost comparatively
little but give a generous return in the shape of freshened
minds and freedom from the worries that even the best
regulated homes cannot always avoid.
- Ivor Novello

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

After climbing a great hill,
one only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- Nelson Mandela

Be an opener of doors for such as come after thee.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success seems to be largely a matter
of hanging on after others have let go.
- William Feather

About morals: I know only that
what is moral is what you feel good after
and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
- Ernest Hemingway

Love comforteth like sunshine after rain.
- William Shakespeare

How you respond to the challenge in the second half
will determine what you become after the game,
whether you are a winner or a loser.
- Lou Holtz

Many men go fishing all of their lives
without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
- Henry David Thoreau

You can not find happiness by chasing after it.
Happiness comes from doing what you love to do,
and from being who you truly are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.
It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.
- Henry Ford

I look for what needs to be done.
After all, that's how the universe designs itself.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions;
it is easy in solitude to live after your own;
but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd
keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best effort of a fine person
is felt after we have left their presence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A friendship will be young after the lapse of half a century;
a passion is old at the end of three months.
- Madame Swetchine

That's what learning is, after all;
not whether we lose the game,
but how we lose and h
ow we've changed because of it
and what we take away from it
that we never had before,
to apply to other games.
Losing, in a curious way, is winning.
- Richard Bach

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.
You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard
or just think it's going to get on by itself.
You've got to keep watering it.
You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
- John Lennon

Do you remember the things you were worrying about a year ago?
Didn't you waste a lot of fruitless energy
on account of most of them?
Didn't most of them turn out all right after all?
- Dale Carnegie

Thinking is what most people resort to after all else fails.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It takes a long while for a naturally trustful person
to reconcile himself to the idea that
after all God will not help him
- H. L. Mencken

The third certainty of life, after death and taxes,
is that nothing will work out the way you want.
Life is fully as bad as you think it is.
Choose to live joyfully anyway.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Never put off till tomorrow
what you can do the day after tomorrow.
- Mark Twain

I once had a rose named after me
and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read
the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

That married couples can live together day after day
is a miracle that the Vatican has overlooked.
- Bill Cosby

Part of our essential humanity is paying respect to what God gave us
and what will be here a long time after we're gone.
- William J. Clinton

Just remember, after they foreclose on your mortgage,
you get a lot more sunshine in your life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How true Daddy's words were when he said:
all children must look after their own upbringing.
Parents can only give good advice
or put them on the right paths,
but the final forming of a person's character
lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank

Power, after love, is the first source of happiness.
- Stendhal

I don't think anyone should write their autobiography
until after they're dead.
- Samuel Goldwyn

My biggest dream is that my words will inspire heart,
hope and personal responsibility in people around the globe
long after my feet in these shoes aren't walking the planet.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.
- Walter Elliot

I always avoid prophesying beforehand,
because it is a much better policy to prophesy
after the event has already taken place.
- Winston Churchill

I make it a policy to try never to
make a complete idiot of myself twice in the same way.
After all, there's always all kinds of new ways
to make a complete idiot of myself.
Why repeat the old ones?
- Margot Dalton

When I was 18, I thought my father was pretty dumb.
After a while when I got to be 21, I was amazed to
find out how much he'd learned in three years.
- Frank Butler

One has a greater sense of degradation after an interview
with a doctor than from any human experience.
- Alice James

All that I know I learned after I was thirty.
- Georges Clemenceau

Don't taunt the alligator until after you've crossed the creek.
- Dan Rather

What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man
looking through a keyhole,
the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

It's a huge change for your body.
You don't even want to look in the mirror after you've had a baby,
because your stomach is just hanging there like a Shar-Pei.
- Cindy Crawford

I am the Wizard. This world is mine.
I speak. It's done. My realm is fine.
My wand, my tongue. My sword, my voice.
It's good. It's bad. I speak my choice.
I say happy, or I say mad.
I say angry, or I say glad.
I name that drawing on the wall.
It's not graffiti after all.
The past has been broken. The prison's not real.
My word holds the magic - the power to heal.
Intent is my weapon - a sword from above.
Cruel hate, fear, and anger transmute into love.
This world's my joy. This mouth's my toy.
Reborn -I'm a brand new girl or boy.
I choose. I speak. My will is done.
Come join. Come play. This can be fun.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

After the first blush of sin, comes its indifference.
- Henry David Thoreau

No greater nor more affectionate honor can be conferred
on an American than to have a public school named after him.
- Herbert Hoover

There are two things that are more difficult
than making an after-dinner speech:
climbing a wall which is leaning toward you
and kissing a girl who is leaning away from you.
- Winston Churchill


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