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I'm not interesting enough on my own that you'd ...
by Albert Brooks

I'm not interesting enough on my own that you'd want to see a film about me.
- Albert Brooks

I was in Kashmir last weekend.
Went to visit one of my sweaters.
- Albert Brooks

Even if you didn't see the movie, you'd see two words
you'd never seen put together before -
comedy and Muslim.
Comedy is friendly - it's the least offensive word in our language.
- Albert Brooks

I come from the place where I am thinking 'I have put my blood on the pages.'
- Albert Brooks

 

Bullfights are hugely popular because you can sit comfortably
with a hot dog and possibly watch a man die.
It won't be me, but I can sit comfortably and watch it.
- Albert Brooks

If we had 3 million exhibitionists and only one voyeur,
nobody could make any money.
- Albert Brooks

It's better to be known by six people for something
you're proud of than by 60 million for something you're not.
- Albert Brooks

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When I die, if the word 'thong' appears in the first
or second sentence of my obituary,
I've screwed up.
- Albert Brooks

I'd still like to see 'Survivor' minus the planned show-biz parts.
That would be the purest form of show business -
I want to see someone so hungry that they eat somebody else's foot.
- Albert Brooks

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The beauty does not live out there;
the beauty's in my eyes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

You will not be punished for your anger,
you will be punished by your anger.
- The Buddha

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous

Self-respect is not a function of size, age, or wealth.
Breathe deep, sing loud and sweet,
"I am me, I am unique, I am magnificent."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Love is granting another the space to be
the way they are and the way they are not.
- Werner Erhard

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal

Not everything that casts a long shadow is to be feared.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our lives are defined not by the challenges we encounter,
but by how we respond to those challenges.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations.
I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty,
believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

Do or do not, there is no try.
- Jedi Master Yoda in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is not the easy or convenient life
for which I search,
but life lived to the edge
of all that I may be.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

It's not the size of the dog in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the dog.
- Mark Twain

The key to forgiveness is to forgive from the heart -
not from the mind.
- Sheri Rosenthal

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

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

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

Treat the earth well.
It was not given to you by your parents,
it was loaned to you by your children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors,
we borrow it from our Children.
- Native American traditional

Our greatest glory is not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures
is not to hate them,
but to be indifferent to them:
that's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors,
we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

The opposite of courage in our society
is not cowardice, it is conformity.
- Rollo May

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible.
- Oscar Wilde

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen


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