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Be interesting, be enthusiastic...
by Norman Vincent Peale

Be interesting, be enthusiastic...
and don't talk too much.
- Norman Vincent Peale

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

Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities.
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale

If you paint in your mind a picture of
bright and happy expectations,
you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
- Norman Vincent Peale

 

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution.
If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Without a humble but reasonable
confidence in your own powers
you cannot be successful or happy.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world,
and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
- Norman Vincent Peale

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Change your thoughts and you change your world.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Stand up to your obstacles
and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't
half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

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

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence.
Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear.
Perhaps the action you take will be successful;
perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow.
But any action is better than no action at all.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Formulate and stamp indelibly on your mind
a mental picture of yourself as succeeding.
Hold this picture tenaciously. Never permit it to fade.
Your mind will seek to develop the picture...
Do not build up obstacles in your imagination.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Respond to emergencies in a casual manner.
- Norman Vincent Peale

It's always too early to quit.
- Norman Vincent Peale

If you put off everything till you're sure of it,
you'll never get anything done.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Promises are like crying babies in a theater,
they should be carried out at once.
- Norman Vincent Peale

The trouble with most of us is that we would rather
be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.
- Norman Vincent Peale

It is of practical value to learn to like yourself.
Since you must spend so much time with yourself you
might as well get some satisfaction out of the relationship.
- Norman Vincent Peale

There is a real magic in enthusiasm.
It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment.
- Norman Vincent Peale

When every physical and mental resources is focused,
one's power to solve a problem multiplies tremendously.
- Norman Vincent Peale

When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Repetition of the same thought or physical action develops into a habit which,
repeated frequently enough, becomes an automatic reflex.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Change yourself and your work will seem different.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Understanding can overcome any situation,
however mysterious or insurmountable it may appear to be.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Drop the idea that you are Atlas carrying the world on your shoulders.
The world would go on even without you.
Don't take yourself so seriously.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Empty pockets never held anyone back.
Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles,
but in avoiding them.
A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Don't take tomorrow to bed with you.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Four things for success: work and pray,
think and believe.
- Norman Vincent Peale

The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself,
the more energy you will have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

You will soon break the bow if you keep it always stretched.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
- Norman Vincent Peale

We tend to get what we expect.
- Norman Vincent Peale

The Gateway to Christianity is not through an intricate labyrinth of dogma,
but by a simple belief in the person of Christ.
- Norman Vincent Peale

One of the greatest moments in anybody's developing
experience is when he no longer tries to hide from
himself but determines to get acquainted with himself as he really is.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Imagination is the true magic carpet.
- Norman Vincent Peale

We struggle with the complexities and avoid the simplicities.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it,
for that determines our success or failure.
The way you think about a fact may defeat you before
you ever do anything about it.
You are overcome by the fact because you think you are.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Watch your manner of speech if you wish to develop
a peaceful state of mind.
Start each day by affirming peaceful,
contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend
to be pleasant and successful.
- Norman Vincent Peale

We've all heard that we have to learn from our mistakes,
but I think it's more important to learn from successes.
If you learn only from your mistakes,
you are inclined to learn only errors.
- Norman Vincent Peale

The only interesting answers are those that destroy the questions.
- Susan Sontag

The most interesting information comes from children,
for they tell all they know and then stop.
- Mark Twain

The question of whether a computer can think is no
more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim.
- Edsger Dijkstra

Success is never so interesting as struggle
- Willa Cather

It is an interesting question how far men
would retain their relative rank
if they were divested of their clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

I don't want to be interesting.
I want to be good.
- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

What's sort of interesting about the whole public relations
disaster that is the Net,
in some ways, is that the fundamentals are really good.
- Meg Whitman

The interesting thing about being a mother is that everyone wants pets,
but no one but me cleans the kitty litter.
- Meryl Streep

In America, I would say New York and New Orleans are
the two most interesting food towns.
In New Orleans, they don't have a bad deli.
There's no mediocrity accepted.
- Mario Batali

Trust that little voice in your head that says 'Wouldn't
it be interesting if...';
And then do it.
- Duane Michals

A lot of presidential memoirs, they say, are dull and self-serving.
I hope mine is interesting and self-serving.
- William J. Clinton

Decorate your home.
It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.
- Charles M. Schulz

Age is not a particularly interesting subject.
Anyone can get old.
All you have to do is live long enough.
- Don Marquis

I wanted to see exotic Vietnam, the jewel of Southeast Asia.
I, uh, I wanted to meet interesting
and stimulating people of an ancient culture,
and kill them.
- the movie Full Metal Jacket

Good management is the art of making problems so interesting
and their solutions so constructive that everyone wants
to get to work and deal with them.
- Paul Hawken

Interesting.
You Earth people glorify organized violence for 40 centuries,
but you imprison those who employ it privately.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

With comics you can put interesting and solid information
in a format that's pretty palatable.
- Joe Sacco

The part that I think is one of the most interesting
is of course the one that Hayden Christensen plays.
- Ian McDiarmid

I have won on Honda and Yamaha so maybe it is interesting
to win with a third team,
Ducati, who are Italian.
- Valentino Rossi

We thought about it, what we want to tell,
and I didn't want to move it directly into the Nazi times.
I thought it's much more interesting to see how BloodRayne became BloodRayne.
- Uwe Boll

It's interesting, though, that in daily life,
I think of myself as being relatively unobservant.
- Ann Beattie

Happiness is the absence of suffering.
I think it's an interesting way of looking at it.
I think the absence of suffering exists very rarely in the world we live in.
- Julie Christie

One tries to be an observer as an actor and indeed
as a director because the small things,
the give-away things are what are really interesting to a performer.
- Janet Suzman

These meetings all have excited great attention,
and have been of an exceedingly interesting character.
- Lewis Tappan

When I recorded Contra la Puerta, I never really thought
out doing the material live.
Mostly because I haven't really seen any electronic
music performed live in an interesting way.
- Jim Coleman

I'm getting positive feedback for my acting so we'll
see if any other interesting parts come up.
- Johnny Vegas

Well, news is anything that's interesting,
that relates to what's happening in the world,
what's happening in areas of the culture that would
be of interest to your audience.
- Kurt Loder

Of course life is bizarre, the more bizarre it gets,
the more interesting it is.
The only way to approach it is to make yourself some
popcorn and enjoy the show.
- David Gerrold

I find America falling in love with a TV show flattering and interesting,
but at the same time a little sad.
- David Schwimmer

My first review for the TV movie The Bionic Showdown
said I was as interesting as a bus ride.
- Sandra Bullock

I cannot hope that what I have to say will be very interesting to many.
- Mary A. Ward


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