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Human identity is the most fragile thing that we have,
by Alan Rudolph

Human identity is the most fragile thing that we have,
and it's often only found in moments of truth.
- Alan Rudolph

You know, our sense of individuality is just the number
one target of civilization.
- Alan Rudolph

Well, visual language is another boring discussion
about the nature of film.
- Alan Rudolph

You learn real early to make a film and then duck,
and basically that's how I go about it.
- Alan Rudolph

 

I'm me, I live from film to mouth.
- Alan Rudolph

So one of the most unique things on screen in American
movies today is everyday behavior.
- Alan Rudolph

Ever since I was a kid, I just loved those comedians
on TV who would just have fun with the language.
- Alan Rudolph

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Anyway, I just haven't been able to find any humanity
in any Republican candidate ever in my entire life.
- Alan Rudolph

It's always been my formula to get the next picture
set up before anyone's seen the last one.
- Alan Rudolph

You know, sometimes I feel like I walk around with
a target on my back with the films I make.
- Alan Rudolph

Nick plays a corrupt politician, which is kind of a redundant statement.
- Alan Rudolph

It's part of the general global hypnotism to accept lies as the new truth.
- Alan Rudolph

The human race has one really effective weapon,
and that is laughter.
- Mark Twain

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

What we call human nature in actuality is human habit.
- Jewel

Be a Human BEing Rather Than a Human DOing.
- Anonymous

We can live without religion and meditation,
but we cannot survive without human affection.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Wherever there is a human being,
there is an opportunity for a kindness.
- Seneca

We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan

Man's enemies are not demons, but human beings like himself.
- Lao Tzu

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 greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

To err is human, to forgive divine.
- Alexander Pope

The future has nothing in common with the past -
except natural laws and human nature.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars,
or sailed to an uncharted land,
or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.
- Helen Keller

When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing
a human being to a purpose.
- Albert Schweitzer

The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

Man must evolve for all human conflict,
a method which rejects
revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

No one can find inner peace except by working,
not in a self-centered way, but for the whole human family.
- Peace Pilgrim

The human voice can never reach the distance
that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

Action is no less necessary than thought
to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Every human being is the author of his own health or disease.
- The Buddha

Any human being who is becoming independent of conditionings,
of religions, scriptures, prophets and messiahs, has arrived home.
He has found the treasure which was hidden in his own being.
- Osho

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

It is against everything we stand for to take a human life.
Making an exception to that code is a bleak thing.
- Sam, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

The very essence of instinct is that
it's followed independently of reason.
- Charles Darwin

There is no truth, only human opinion.
- Anonymous

The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

Each man is afraid of his neighbor's disapproval -
a thing which, to the general run of the human race,
is more dreaded than wolves and death.
- Mark Twain

There are very few human beings who receive the truth,
complete and staggering, by instant illumination.
Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment,
on a small scale, by successive developments,
cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
- Anais Nin

As far as we can discern,
the sole purpose of human existence
is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.
- Carl Jung

There is no hope of joy except in human relations.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake
is to be continually thrown out of the nest.
- Pema Chodron

Pause to appreciate the beauty around you.
Whether rainbow or butterfly,
mountain or tree, painting or poem -
whether crafted by nature or by a human hand -
beauty adds a magical element to life
that surpasses logic and science.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Each and every human being on Earth
has both the responsibility and the privilege
of viewing themselves as Divine beings
with the power to bring about peace.
- James Twyman

The purpose of human life is to serve,
and to show compassion and the will to help others.
- Albert Schweitzer

My own gratitude list begins with health, family, friends,
and the beauty around me - from the butterflies and rainbows,
to the dolphins, to the birds, to the works produced by the human hand.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest force in the human body
is the natural drive of the body to heal itself -
but that force in not independent of the belief system.
Everything begins with belief.
What we believe is the most powerful option of all.
- Norman Cousins

In the arena of human life,
the honors and rewards fall to those
who show their good qualities in action.
- Aristotle

Pay It Forward.
Gift future generations in proportion to your gratitude.
The nature of life is that we pay forward
our biological creation and nurture.
Our parents gift us with life and nurture,
and we gift our children with life and nurture.
While this much is essential to continued human existence,
choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Human nature is potentially aggressive and destructive
and potentially orderly and constructive.
- Margaret Mead

Faith is the highest passion in a human being.
Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Whenever I look at a human face,
I say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.
We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Sometimes our light goes out but
is blown into flame by another human being.
Each of us owes deepest thanks
to those who have rekindled this light.
- Albert Schweitzer

If you were a warrior,
you would know that the worst thing
one can do is confront human beings directly.
- Carlos Castaneda

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

Every human life contains a potential,
if that potential is not fulfilled,
then that life was wasted...
- Carl Jung

Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy

We should meet abuse by forbearance.
Human nature is so constituted that
if we take absolutely no notice of anger or abuse,
the person indulging in it will soon weary of it and stop.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The human spirit ranges across a truly amazing
diversity of experiences and emotions -
the highest peaks and the lowest valleys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The human mind treats a new idea the way the body
treats a strange protein; it rejects it.
- Peter Medawar

NO ONE is really different;
each of us is actually a member of the human race.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty,
the contemplation of mystery,
or the search of truth or perfection
is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession
of such days is fatal to human life.
- Lewis Mumford

The human mind is our fundamental resource.
- John F. Kennedy

As human beings, our greatness lies
not so much in being able to remake the world -
as in being able to remake ourselves.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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