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Back home everyone said I didn't have any talent.
by Alan Jay Lerner

Back home everyone said I didn't have any talent.
They might be saying the same thing here but it sounds better in French.
- Alan Jay Lerner

You write a hit the same way you write a flop.
- Alan Jay Lerner

Men die but an idea does not.
- Alan Jay Lerner

Coughing in the theater is not a respiratory ailment.
It is a criticism.
- Alan Jay Lerner

 

It's not a pretty face, I grant you.
But underneath its flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character.
- Alan Jay Lerner

Why can't a woman be more like a man?
- Alan Jay Lerner

A schedule so tight that it would only work if I didn't sleep on Monday nights.
- Alan Jay Lerner

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With a little bit of luck, you'll never work!
- Alan Jay Lerner

An Englishman's way of speaking absolutely classifies him.
- Alan Jay Lerner

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

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

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi

Life is a mirror, and will reflect back
to the thinker what he thinks into it.
- Ernest Holmes

I can't go back to yesterday -
because I was a different person then.
- Lewis Carroll

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

I had forgotten how much light there is in the world,
'til you gave it back to me.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

One can pay back the loan of gold,
but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.
- Malayan Proverb

If we are to go forward, we must go back
and rediscover those precious values -
that all reality hinges on moral foundations
and that all reality has spiritual control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The fact is, that to do anything in the world worth doing,
we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger,
but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.
- Robert Cushing

If you have zest and enthusiasm
you attract zest and enthusiasm.
Life does give back in kind.
- Norman Vincent Peale

I have accepted fear as a part of life -
specifically the fear of change...
I have gone ahead despite the pounding
in the heart that says: turn back.
- Erica Jong

Everyone is a mirror image of yourself -
your own thinking coming back at you.
- Byron Katie

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.
- Henry David Thoreau

Let us not look back in anger
or forward in fear,
but around in awareness.
- James Thurber

Every moment wasted looking back
keeps us from moving forward.
- Hilary Clinton

Whenever the World Frowns, I Smile Back.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you think you're out of time,
smile, and turn back the clock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'm at an age when my back goes out more than I do.
- Phyllis Diller

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated,
it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
- Washington Irving

Know that anger is always fear and frustration.
What if we could lean back into the arms of Spirit
and trust the future?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Who forces time is pushed back by time;
who yields to time finds time on his side.
- The Talmud

The more we know about how we lost
our spontaneous wonder and creativity,
the more we can find ways to get them back.
- John Bradshaw

What I know for sure is that
what you give comes back to you.
- Oprah Winfrey

The bluebird carries the sky on his back.
- Henry David Thoreau

We must build dikes of courage
to hold back the flood of fear.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

May the road rise up to meet you,
may the wind be ever at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face
and the rain fall softly on your fields.
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
- Irish Blessing

Always aim high, work hard, and care deeply
about what you believe in.
When you stumble, keep faith.
When you're knocked down, get right back up.
And never listen to anyone who says
you can't or shouldn't go on.
- Hilary Clinton

Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back
and realize they were the big things.
- Robert Brault

When it hurts to look back,
and you're scared to look ahead,
you can look beside you
and your best friend will be there.
- Anonymous

Front yards are not made to walk in, but, at most, through,
and you could go in the back way.
- Henry David Thoreau

I confess that there is nothing to teach:
no religion, no science, no writings
which will lead your mind back to Spirit.
Today I speak this way, tomorrow that,
but always the Path is beyond words and beyond mind.
- Lao Tzu
(paraphrase)

Laughter gives us distance.
It allows us to step back from an event,
deal with it and then move on.
- Bob Newhart

Impart as much as you can of your spiritual being
to those who are on the road with you,
and accept as something precious
what comes back to you from them.
- Albert Schweitzer

Unexpected events can set you back or set you up.
It's all a matter of - perspective.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

He's my friend that speaks well of me behind my back.
- Thomas Fuller

You must unlearn what you have learned.
- the character Yoda in the movie Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

If you have an important point to make,
don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver.
Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again.
Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
- Winston Churchill

Throw your dreams into space like a kite,
and you do not know what it will bring back,
a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.
- Anais Nin

Life was meant to be lived,
and curiosity must be kept alive.
One must never, for whatever reason,
turn his back on life.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

When the World Frowns, I Smile Back.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
- Carl Bard

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers,
but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings.
The curriculum is so much necessary raw material,
but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant
and for the soul of the child.
- Carl Jung

I tried to remember how to exhale.
I had to look away before it came back to me.
- Bella, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.
- Charles M. Schulz in his Peanuts cartoon

We are tied to the ocean.
And when we go back to the sea,
whether it is to sail or to watch -
we are going back from whence we came.
- John F. Kennedy

Looking at a sunset, just for a second
you forget your separateness:
you are the sunset.
That is the moment when you feel the beauty of it.
But the moment you say that it is a beautiful sunset,
you are no longer feeling it;
you have come back to your separate,
enclosed entity of the ego.
Now the mind is speaking.
- Osho

There's no tragedy in life like the death of a child.
Things never get back to the way they were.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Life is like a roller coaster - scream Whee... on the way down,
and let the momentum carry you back up the next hill.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Back in the mid-1970s, we adopted some fairly ambitious
goals to improve efficiency of our cars.
What did we get? We got a tremendous boost in efficiency.
- Jay Inslee

I started dieting.
I dieted, dieted, dieted and tried all the diets and
I would lose and then I would go back to normal eating
and would put it on and then some.
- Suzanne Somers

The trouble with travelling back later on is that you
can never repeat the same experience.
- Michael Palin

I have never been a material girl.
My father always told me never to love anything that cannot love you back.
- Imelda Marcos

A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away.
- Bil Keane


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