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An emotional performance is usually more instinctive to an actor. ...
by Alan Bates

An emotional performance is usually more instinctive to an actor.
- Alan Bates

You can't always go by the book, even in comedy.
- Alan Bates

You can time a part perfectly and play it badly.
And some people have very individual offbeat timing,
which is their own.
It works simply because they are who they are.
- Alan Bates

You've got to have steel in you somewhere.
- Alan Bates

 

Occasionally I do things against my inner voice,
but you really should go for the thing that touches
you most-even if you don't quite know why it does.
- Alan Bates

I think that can happen, that two people can love each
other and not be able to get on at all.
- Alan Bates

People ask, how do you cope, and all I can say is that you do.
- Alan Bates

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I do believe in living out your own time,
unless it's absolutely impossible, which it is for some people.
- Alan Bates

No film should try to follow a trend,
and do what film people think the public wants.
There's no such thing as knowing what the public wants.
- Alan Bates

I think actors are privileged.
Acting feeds you.
- Alan Bates

I have always tried to work according to what affects me,
to a script that I like because it touches me in some way,
without deliberately pursuing a commercial career or a particular image.
- Alan Bates

I've never believed much in that holding hands kind of love.
I've always thought that love is about two different
personalities trying to confront life,
trying to make sense of their responsibilities,
to themselves, to each other, and to the wider society.
- Alan Bates

Learn to become still. And to take your attention
away from what you don't want, and all the emotional charge around it,
and place your attention on what you wish to experience.
- Michael Beckwith

A system of morality which is based
on relative emotional values
is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception
which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.
- Socrates

I accept that no one else has ever been to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

That deep emotional conviction of the presence
of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed
in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
- Albert Einstein

Pain is what the world inflicts upon us.
Suffering is our emotional reaction when we fail
to make the difficult conscious choice to choose Joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Being angry harms your physical,
emotional, and spiritual well-being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People sort themselves into groups
of happy people and unhappy people
through two different, but complementary mechanisms,
influence and affinity.
I influence those around me
with my emotional state, either happy or unhappy.
At the same time, I feel an affinity
for others who are like me in some way -
in this case by sharing my emotional outlook on life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you doubt the virtue in self-honor,
remember what the flight attendant says,
"Put your own oxygen mask on first."
You are of no use to anyone else
if you have not taken care of your own needs first -
this includes your own emotional,
as well as physical, well-being.
In addition, your greatest value to your children,
your family, your friends, and your community
is the example you set, leading a great life that inspires
those around you to emulate your being.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have gratitude for EVERYTHING that has ever occurred
to bring me to this moment.
I accept that no one else is ever to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life,
and I am committed to consistently distinguishing
between my feelings about events
and the physical occurrences of those events.
I declare that everyone who has ever played
any role in any of the events of my life
is entirely without fault.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquility.
- James Thurber

Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.
- Peter De Vries

It is not our place to know the mind of God.
Spirit knows what is best in the long run -
best for each of us individually,
and best for humanity as a whole.
This is often very difficult to accept
when we see war and disease in the world
and experience physical and emotional suffering
in ourselves, our family, and our friends.
I consider this belief in God's infinite power
and ultimate wisdom to be the true test of faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are colors and feelings and emotional terrain
that we occupy that is ours and ours alone.
- Bono

The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping
of females begins when the doctor says:
It's a girl.
- Shirley Chisholm

If you have an emotional reaction in the presence of someone,
your heart is telling you that you have
not resolved your issues with them.
In other words, you have not truly forgiven that person.
All of this begs the question, how do we forgive?
First, cease lying to yourself and stop telling yourself stories
about why you behave the way you do.
Stop blaming your behavior on other people
and take responsibility for your emotional reactions.
If you could forgive all the people in your life
who have hurt or wounded you
it would be possible to be in control of your behavior
instead of being in reaction to other people all of the time.
Imagine living life without experiencing
a constant emotional roller-coaster of pain, anger, and jealousy!
That would be bliss!
-Sheri Rosenthal

During his training, a baseball player strives
to make each swing better than the last.
The repetition of a faulty swing would be worse than useless.
It would ingrain bad habits.
The same is true of emotional responses.
If we allow ourselves to continue to have the same angry responses,
we just entrench our anger habit.
But if we strive - through consciousness, visualization, and coaching -
to moderate our anger response,
over time, we can train ourselves to respond
to events as we choose - without anger.
You can't magically be free from anger tomorrow,
but you can put yourself on your own training program
that will reduce the frequency and intensity
of your anger response day by day, year by year.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Once you have seen the truth
you must make the decision to let go
of the pain, anger, and resentment you have been holding on to.
This requires you to take action.
If you are attached to your pain, resentment,
and self-righteousness, and addicted to your emotional reactions,
this will be a difficult step for you.
Taking action requires letting go of the very thing
you have been holding on to for so many years.
There is comfort in what we find familiar,
even if we are experiencing pain and suffering.
The pain and suffering itself becomes the familiarity we seek.
It takes absolute faith in yourself
plus courage, will, and discipline to let go.
But once you let go, it will be as if
the weight of the world has been taken off your shoulders.
In this process it is important to forgive
not just the others in our lives, but also ourselves.
For most people, giving ourselves
the gift of forgiveness is very challenging.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Forgive Myself and All Others with Compassion -
I forgive everyone, especially myself,
for all actions and all inactions throughout my entire life.
I accept that no one else has ever been to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life,
and I am committed to consistently distinguishing
between my feelings about events
and the physical occurrence of those events.
I declare that everyone who has ever played any role
in any of the events of my life is entirely without fault.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Owning a home is a keystone of wealth...
both financial affluence and emotional security.
- Suze Orman

Quality afterschool programs provide safe,
engaging and fun learning experiences to help children
and youth develop their social,
emotional, physical, cultural and academic skills.
- Debbie Stabenow

I was so emotional.
Choked up.
I could hardly talk all day.
I'll be cleaning out my trailer and saying goodbye soon,
realizing what a wonderful experience this has been.
- Dennis Franz

I am a very sensitive person, very impulsive and emotional.
- Beth Gibbons

The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced,
the more powerful is the urge to conquest and the more
violent the emotional agitation.
- Alfred Adler

We're not that far from being able to plant images,
memories, and emotional states directly into the brain.
- Douglas Trumbull

There was one emotional outlet my people always had when they had the blues.
That was singing.
- Ethel Waters

Families are about love overcoming emotional torture.
- Matt Groening

Mindful meditation has been discovered to foster the
ability to inhibit those very quick emotional impulses.
- Daniel Goleman

Full, saturated colours have an emotional significance I want to avoid.
- Lucian Freud

Yes, but Hollywood is the strangest place in that they'll
torpedo their own film to prove an emotional point.
- Richard Linklater

Investors should start with a view of skepticism.
They should become intellectual investors rather than emotional investors.
They should be careful, and they should be skeptical.
- Arthur Levitt

To explore different parts of yourself and different emotional lives...
not to hide from who you are but to actually explore who you are.
- Ian Somerhalder

I'm not emotional.
- David Koresh

You have to follow every melodic line,
every emotional idea, or you don't get your money's worth.
- Kristin Hersh

Vivid images are like a beautiful melody that speaks
to you on an emotional level.
It bypasses your logic centers and even your intellect
and goes to a different part of the brain.
- Steven Bochco

I don't think there's much point in putting me a deep,
dark, heavy, emotional film because there are people
who do it so much better than I do.
- Hugh Grant

Children have very sharp powers of observation -
probably sharper than adults -
yet at the same time their emotional reactions are
murky and much more primitive.
- Donna Tartt

Music is more emotional than prose, more revolutionary than poetry.
I'm not saying I've got the answers,
just a of questions that I don't hear other artists asking.
- Malcolm Wilson

My emotional and intellectual response to Hiroshima
was that the question of the social responsibility
of a journalist was posed with greater urgency than ever.
- Wilfred Burchett

When it comes to accepting emotional support or affection,
I'm a little guarded and hardened to that.
- Patricia Heaton

I wanted to make a film that was sophisticated and emotional,
but for a wider audience.
- Stephen Hopkins

It was a very emotional dinner...
Everyone shared personal stories about her and gave
her words of encouragement and inspiration.
Everyone tried to remain positive.
- Lil' Kim

Jury selection is strictly an emotional process.
They're looking for people they can manipulate.
Both sides are.
- Joseph Wambaugh

I always think it's interesting to dig a little bit
deeper every time you go to someplace that seems like
a revelation or a strong connection to an emotional truth.
- Carly Simon

So, without being cold, you really have to try to retain
the capacity to help people without becoming too emotional
or allowing your own emotions to have full rein.
- Guy Green

Healing rain is a real touch from God.
It could be physical healing or emotional or whatever.
- Michael W. Smith

You know, I've sung a lot of emotional songs in my life,
but when you're writing it yourself,
it's very difficult to decide what to reveal.
- Diana Krall

I like the storytelling and reading the letters,
the long-distance dedications.
Anytime in radio that you can reach somebody on an emotional level,
you're really connecting.
- Casey Kasum

I've had it with you and your emotional constipation!
- Washington Irving

The writing of a melody is an emotional moment;
success doesn't make it easy.
- Enya

The world is changing and the physical barriers are down now.
It's time for the emotional barriers to go down.
And what better place to start than school?
- Laura San Giacomo

When I heard Aretha, I could feel her emotional delivery so clearly.
It came from down deep within.
That's what I wanted to do.
- Whitney Houston

When the music and the characters are flawlessly synchronized,
the opera develops an emotional force that movies and plays cannot match.
- Bruce Beresford

An actress must be a woman whose emotional perceptions are true,
and to make them so, she must have a fine contempt
for any art or thought that betrays them for something false.
- Nance O'Neil

I try to give both my heroes and villains an emotional
dimensionality which provides the motivation for their actions.
- Sidney Sheldon

An emotional man may possess no humor,
but a humorous man usually has deep pockets of emotion,
sometimes tucked away or forgotten.
- Constance Rourke

You can have financial strength, professional strength,
emotional strength but for me without spiritual strength
none of the rest of it matters.
- Star Jones

We must become acquainted with our emotional household:
we must see our feelings as they actually are,
not as we assume they are.
This breaks their hypnotic and damaging hold on us.
- Vernon Howard

I think it's one of the main negative emotional ingredients
that fuels show business,
because there's so much at stake and the fear of failure looms large.
- Garry Shandling

The best part of one's life is the working part,
the creative part.
Believe me, I love to succeed...
However, the real spiritual and emotional excitement is in the doing.
- Garson Kanin


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