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It was an honor and privilege to arrive to this country
by Antonio Banderas

It was an honor and privilege to arrive to this country
16 years ago with almost no money in my pocket.
A lot has happened since then.
- Antonio Banderas

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I think Shrek makes an effect in older people.
And there are many things in the movie that you saw that are not for kids.
Kids would not understand certain things.
- Antonio Banderas

I love the diversity of America.
I love the plain, normal sense of humor Americans have.
It is not wicked, like in some countries.
And I also love how new America is.
- Antonio Banderas

It's a character that I always found really likable.
I'm fond of Zorro because he was a popular figure who worked for the people.
- Antonio Banderas

 

I've never worried about what audiences would accept
or had a game plan regarding the career.
I never had an idea of how I should look to my fans or anybody else.
- Antonio Banderas

We are now integrated into American society and I don't
like the word fashionable,
because fashionable means that it's going to pass.
It's not like that anymore.
- Antonio Banderas

There are some movies that I would like to forget,
for the rest of my life.
But even those movies teach me things.
- Antonio Banderas

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I like going everywhere.
And I love starting new things.
- Antonio Banderas

I completely take on the risk, the poker game,
which being an artist means, and I'm going to try to
make a film which honestly reflects what I have in my head.
- Antonio Banderas

If you call a cat, he may not come.
Which doesn't happen with dogs.
They're different types of animals.
Cats are very sexy I think too in the way they move.
- Antonio Banderas

I mean, the Constitution of this country was written 200 years ago.
The house I was living in in Madrid is 350 years old!
America is still a project, and you guys are working
on it and bringing new things to it every day.
That is beautiful to watch.
- Antonio Banderas

Melanie is more of a disciplinarian with the little girl than me,
probably because it's my first baby.
She gets everything easy from Papa.
I am more weak.
She takes advantage of me.
- Antonio Banderas

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

It is our choices ... that show what we truly are,
far more than our abilities.
- J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets)

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

You are a magnificent gift to the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

If I try to be like him, who will be like me?
- Yiddish proverb

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

Who sows virtue reaps honor.
- Leonardo da Vinci

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Honor diversity in all seasons.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Reputation is what other people know about you.
Honor is what you know about yourself.
- Lois McMaster Bujold

Honor tradition AND question tradition.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Honor, Forgiveness, Gratitude, Choice,
Vision, Action, Celebration, Unity -
The Values of an Inspired Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest way to live with honor in this world
is to be what we pretend to be.
- Socrates

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

We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

You will become as small as your controlling desire;
as great as your dominant aspiration.
- James Allen

When you are impeccable, you take
responsibility for your actions,
but you do not judge or blame yourself.
- don Miguel Ruiz

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves
and our own self-preservation,
we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
- Joseph Campbell

The law of sacrifice is uniform throughout the world.
To be effective it demands the sacrifice
of the bravest and the most spotless.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The Four Agreements
1.Be impeccable with your word.
2.Don't take anything personally.
3.Don't make assumptions.
4.Always do your best.
- don Miguel Ruiz

We tell lies, yet it is easy to show that lying is immoral.
- Epictetus

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

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

March to the beat of your own drum.
- Proverb

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

Sometimes it is better to lose
and do the right thing
than to win and do the wrong thing.
- Tony Blair

If a man does his best, what else is there?
- George S. Patton

The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives,
everything he does becomes tainted.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Honor True Self
Forgive with Compassion
Receive ALL of life with Thanksgiving
CHOOSE with Thoughtful Consideration
Dream with Powerful Vision
Act with Bold Courage
Dance with a Light Heart
Relax in the Arms of Spirit
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

When one has nothing to lose, one becomes courageous.
We are timid only when
there is something we can still cling to.
- Carlos Castaneda

If a man loses his reverence for any part of life,
he will lose his reverence for all of life.
- Albert Schweitzer

If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Whenever you do a thing,
act as if all the world were watching.
- Thomas Jefferson

The reason why men do not obey us,
is because they see the mud at the bottom of our eye.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters
cannot be trusted in large ones either.
- Albert Einstein

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

When you are content to be simply yourself
and don't compare or compete,
everybody will respect you.
- Lao Tzu

The higher the sun rises, the less shadow it casts;
even so, the greater is the goodness, the less it covets praise;
yet cannot avoid its rewards in honors.
- Lao Tzu

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

The truth is incontrovertible,
malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it,
but in the end; there it is.
- Winston Churchill

The glue that holds all relationships together -
including the relationship between; the leader and the led
is trust, and trust is based on integrity.
- Brian Tracy

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Never do anything against conscience
even if the state demands it.
- Albert Einstein

When the tempest rages, when the thunders roar,
and the lightnings blaze around us
it is then that the truly brave man stands firm at his post.
- Luther Martin

The highest reward for a person's toil
is not what they get for it,
but what they become by it.
- John Ruskin

All endeavors which are directed to a purely worldly end,
contain within themselves the seeds of their own corruption.
- Theodore H. White

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe,
deserves your love and affection.
- The Buddha

I grant myself the Honor of being ME.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The way to develop self-confidence
is to do the thing you fear
and get a record of successful experiences behind you.
- William Jennings Bryan

Never bend your head. Always hold it high.
Look the world straight in the eye.
- Helen Keller

Smiling away your troubles requires
a clear conscience that harbors no insincerity.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea.
It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience,
something that never has been and never could
have been experienced by anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

Ninety-nine percent of who you are
is invisible and untouchable.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The shortest and surest way to
live with honor in the world,
is to be in reality
what we would appear to be.
- Socrates


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