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Being a star is an agent's dream, not an actor's. ...
by Robert Duvall

Being a star is an agent's dream, not an actor's.
- Robert Duvall

Today, everything has to be made by committee,
and has to have special effects, but there's always room for good films.
- Robert Duvall

We all have a cradle-to-the-grave journey to make and,
in between, what do you do? There's got to be something hereafter.
- Robert Duvall

There was nothing wrong with shouting at God.
- Robert Duvall

 

I'll keep on acting 'til they wipe the drool.
I like the business.
I like to do different parts and diverse characters.
I haven't lost my enthusiasm yet!
- Robert Duvall

Hollywood is still the mecca for good or bad,
but it isn't the beginning or end for filmmaking.
- Robert Duvall

To this day, I still think Lonesome Dove is my best part.
- Robert Duvall

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Although it wasn't that easy to do, it was wonderful working with John Wayne.
- Robert Duvall

I don't have many people showing up at my door.
Very few people come out.
When they do, I get a little suspicious.
I live way up on a hill, way, way back in the country.
- Robert Duvall

God does guide the lives of individuals and does fill
them with the Holy Ghost.
- Robert Duvall

Spending two years on my uncle's ranch in Montana as
a young man gave me the wisdom and the thrust to do westerns.
- Robert Duvall

Very often some of the religious miracle plays you
see on television can be very corny,
I find.
And so simplistic.
- Robert Duvall

You get below the Mason-Dixon line and you have some of the best music,
culture, the two races, the literature,
and it's so rich.
- Robert Duvall

My father's people...
are from Fairfax in northern Virginia,
just across the Mason-Dixon line.
So it was an honour to play Lee, he was a great general.
- Robert Duvall

We either accept weaknesses in good people or we have
to tear pages out of the Bible.
- Robert Duvall

Too many people think that economics is this subject
that should wait until the university level.
But it can't wait that long.
- Robert Duvall

It's no big thing, but you make big things out of little things sometimes.
- Robert Duvall

The money part is one of the most difficult things.
Coppola always said I should do a tango movie.
If it hadn't been for him, I don't know where we would have gotten the money.
- Robert Duvall

The greatest king of Israel, King David,
the author of the Psalms, sent a man out to die in
battle so that he could sleep with his wife.
- Robert Duvall

High Noon is a pretty corny movie.
- Robert Duvall

I wanted to show that crime doesn't pay.
If you are saved and accept the Lord,
you cannot use that as an excuse to avoid punishment.
- Robert Duvall

The cultural contrast I saw between religions...
Catholics have a lot of mediators, going through saints and Mary or whatever.
Protestants in general say things to God directly.
- Robert Duvall

You have a little bit of feeling for everyone you play.
- Robert Duvall

I'm better than Olivier.
- Robert Duvall

You just can't take a crash course to be a tango dancer in a movie.
- Robert Duvall

You really have to soak up the culture of the people to get it right.
If you're making a fiction film, it's entertainment,
but you want it to be as real as possible.
- Robert Duvall

I always thought of myself as a later bloomer,
so I like some of my work more later than earlier.
- Robert Duvall

I like to do things that I develop from the ground up.
- Robert Duvall

It's a cyclical thing.
When they make one, everyone loves them.
Different genres come around in succession.
People always welcome the western.
It's America's genre.
- Robert Duvall

My uncle always said that I could have been a rancher.
- Robert Duvall

I love the smell of juice boxes in the morning.
- Robert Duvall

Around my own friends, I like to mess around.
- Robert Duvall

I wouldn't mind starting to ride some more if I had
a really good horse to just work a little bit with every day.
- Robert Duvall

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each of us dwells in a cathedral of our own BEing
that is created vast enough to encompass Unity with all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
- Joseph Campbell

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

Face the facts of being what you are,
for that is what changes what you are.
- Soren Kierkegaard

There is sanctuary in being alone with nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
May your essence be the nectar of the open blossom of your joy.
May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

May your spirit soar throughout the vast cathedral of your being.
May your mind whirl joyful cartwheels of creativity.
May your heart sing sweet lullabies of timelessness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Pay attention to rainbows, and snowflakes,
butterflies and the songs of birds,
the crash of storm-driven waves
and the mirror-surface of a quiet pond.
Let the depths of nature become a part of your innermost being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is my day to honor my being,
release each and every struggle,
gather strength from life's storms,
relax into the arms of spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be - don't try to become.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

Honor your being,
Release each and every struggle,
Gather strength from life's storms,
Relax into the arms of spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One defeats a fanatic precisely by not being a fanatic oneself,
but on the contrary by using one's intelligence.
- George Orwell

Health is the greatest possession.
Contentment is the greatest treasure.
Confidence is the greatest friend.
Non-being is the greatest joy.
- Lao Tzu

The key to success, and to happiness,
is being fully engaged in life -
leading yourself with inspiration and committed action -
setting your own fine and honorable example.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Being is the great explainer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Anonymous

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

I am an optimist.
It does not seem too much use being anything else.
- Winston Churchill

No one ever found wisdom without also being a fool.
Writers, alas, have to be fools in public,
while the rest of the human race can cover its tracks.
- Erica Jong

The talent for being happy is appreciating and liking what you have,
instead of what you don't have.
- Woody Allen

Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

Believe in yourself, and trust your own wisdom
rather than being swayed by the opinions of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Eternity:
I am drawn to the wild edge of the ocean of my being
My curiosity unbound, I test the limits
of the limitless and the boundaries of the timeless.
I walk the path - the way - the way of ways -
to the end which is not an end.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Service is the rent we pay for being.
It is the very purpose of life,
and not something you do in your spare time.
- Marion Wright Edelman

A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting
on his past actions and their motives -
of approving of some and disapproving of others.
- Charles Darwin

The only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

Well-being is making its way to you at all times.
If you will relax and find a way to allow it,
it will be your experience.
- Abraham (Esther Hicks)

To love someone deeply gives you strength.
Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.
- Lao Tzu


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