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I'm old fashioned with my cell phone.
by Giovanni Ribisi

I'm old fashioned with my cell phone.
I like that human contact and I think it's important.
- Giovanni Ribisi

Those people are unabashedly ruthless as far as money is concerned.
- Giovanni Ribisi

I'm so critical of myself.
I'm actually really, really proud of the film.
It's really cool to see a movie at Sundance because
everybody is so supportive.
- Giovanni Ribisi

I've been allowed to grow over the past twenty years.
I've managed to avoid being trapped in one moment of my career and for that,
I'm very thankful.
- Giovanni Ribisi

 

There's the concept that if I do this big budget project,
then that will help me do the things I really want
to do and bring more money to those films.
- Giovanni Ribisi

Dostoevski was on to something.
You are the path you choose.
You are what your vocation is.
- Giovanni Ribisi

I love talking about Scientology.
- Giovanni Ribisi

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We went to - I guess it was a legitimate boiler room,
and I sat in front of this guy who literally was on
the phone with two people at once.
They call it double fisting.
- Giovanni Ribisi

You have to take into account it was the cell phone
that became what the modern-day concept of a phone call is,
and this is a device that's attached to your hip 24/7.
Before that there was 'leave a message' and before
that there was 'hopefully you're home.'
- Giovanni Ribisi

I grew up with Scientology - my parents at one point were clerical.
It's a pragmatic philosophy, not merely a belief system.
Yeah, it's had media exposure because certain luminaries do Scientology,
but millions of people do it who are not celebrities.
It's not a threat or some cult.
- Giovanni Ribisi

My mother told me I was begging her to be an actor when I was four.
My father and my grandfather saw at least one or two movies a week;
they were film buffs,
so I guess it just rubbed off on me.
And now it's kind of become a way of life for me.
- Giovanni Ribisi

I used to shy away from publicity so as not to let
it get in the way of the work.
But it's part of the job.
The tabloids are a whole other arena.
If fame happens, it happens.
I just want to maintain focus.
- Giovanni Ribisi

What's sad is that there is an addictive quality to that,
to believing your own hype; to allowing yourself to
become validated by others and no longer by yourself.
That's the danger of celebrity.
- Giovanni Ribisi

If I had to choose criteria, for me,
it's about first the director.
I want to be a part of something that's good and intellectually challenging.
After the director it's the character and the story.
That's the deal for me.
- Giovanni Ribisi

We don't stop playing because we grow old;
we grow old because we stop playing.
- George Bernard Shaw

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned,
so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.
- Joseph Campbell

Where there's a will, there's a way.
- old English proverb

The trick is growing up without growing old.
- Casey Stengel

You are Never Too Old to Give or Get Gold Stars.
Show Your Honest Appreciation - Today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Comparisons are odious.
- old English Proverb

And in the end, it's not
the years in your life that count,
it's the life in your years.
- Abraham Lincoln

To raise new questions, new possibilities,
to regard old problems from a new angle,
requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.
- Albert Einstein

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

That old law about "an eye for an eye" leaves everybody blind.
The time is always right to do the right thing.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

A mind that is stretched by a new experience
an never go back to its old dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

None are so old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.
- Henry David Thoreau

Forgiveness is the cleansing fire
that burns away old regrets and resentments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I can't understand why people
are frightened by new ideas.
I'm frightened of old ones.
- John Cage

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving
for my friends, the old and the new.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are old heads in the world
who cannot help me by their example or advice
to live worthily and satisfactorily to myself;
but I believe that it is in my power
to elevate myself this very hour
above the common level of my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

It takes a long time to grow an old friend.
- John Leonard

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)

You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- old proverb often attributed to David Lloyd George

Sometimes new love comes between old friends.
Sometimes the best love was the one that was always there.
- Anonymous

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process,
gradually changing opinions,
slowly eroding old barriers,
quietly building new structures.
- John F. Kennedy

A friendship will be young after the lapse of half a century;
a passion is old at the end of three months.
- Madame Swetchine

It is one of the blessings of old friends
that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Getting old is a fascination thing.
The older you get, the older you want to get.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The best mirror is an old friend.
- Proverb

Finish each day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities have crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day;
you shall begin it serenely
and with too high a spirit
to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Forgiveness ... is the finishing of old business
that allows us to experience the present,
free of contamination from the past.
- Joan Borysenko

I wept because I had no shoes
until I met a man who had no feet.
- old Persian Proverb

Every generation laughs at the old fashions,
but follows religiously the new.
- Henry David Thoreau

An old friend will help you move.
A good friend will help you move a dead body.
- Jim Hayes

Take some time in a quiet place to contemplate
the balance between being of service -
both to this generation and to generations yet unborn -
and renewing your vitality with play and celebration.
Without play, one becomes old and dry.
Without service, life becomes meaningless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Good things come in small packages.
- old proverb

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

As long as any adult thinks that he,
like the parents and teachers of old,
can become introspective,
invoking his own youth to understand
the youth before him,
he is lost.
- Margaret Mead

I always like to know everything about my new friends,
and nothing about my old ones.
- Oscar Wilde

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

Old age has deformities enough of its own.
It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

All diseases run into one - old age.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns
to be amused rather than shocked.
- Pearl S. Buck

It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.
- Brigitte Bardot

I believe in God, but not as one thing,
not as an old man in the sky.
I believe that what people call God
is something in all of us.
I believe that what Jesus and Mohammed and Buddha
and all the rest said was right.
It's just that the translations have gone wrong.
- John Lennon

I want a girl just like good old mom,
who is different in every way.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Old is always fifteen years from now.
- Bill Cosby

LOVE LETTERS TO YOURSELF
This is taken from a love letter (a gentle reminder)
I wrote to myself recently.
Live in your joy today.
Be authentic. Love yourself. First.
Love others from your own abundance.
Life Changes. Circumstances change.
Sometimes you try to fit your old way
of being into new circumstances
rather than becoming new yourself.
Embrace transformation as an opportunity.
And keep on writing love letters to yourself.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To a philosopher all news,
as it is called, is gossip,
and they who edit and read it
are old women over their tea.
- Henry David Thoreau

I'm saving that rocker for the day
when I feel as old as I really am.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
- Robert Browning

Short words are best
and the old words, when short, are best of all.
- Winston Churchill

My coat and I live comfortably together.
It has assumed all my wrinkles, does not hurt me anywhere,
has moulded itself on my deformities,
and is complacent to all my movements,
and I only feel its presence because it keeps me warm.
Old coats and old friends are the same thing.
- Victor Hugo

Old friends pass away, new friends appear.
It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives.
The important thing is to make it meaningful:
a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama


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