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There once was a demographic survey done to determine
by Fiona Shaw

There once was a demographic survey done to determine
if money was connected to happiness and Ireland was
the only place where this did not turn out to be true.
- Fiona Shaw

One moment cannot be the most important.
- Fiona Shaw

I would love to write the story of my upbringing in Ireland.
- Fiona Shaw

My mother taught me to read.
- Fiona Shaw

 

Theater is dangerously open to repetition.
It's exciting when you hit on a new way.
- Fiona Shaw

Irish people are educated not only about artistry but local history.
- Fiona Shaw

I find it incredibly tedious, hate that it murders
itself with its own conservative pomposity.
- Fiona Shaw

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A lot of Irish people perform.
They perform in drawing rooms.
They sing songs and they play piano.
- Fiona Shaw

I can hardly decide what plays I should be in.
- Fiona Shaw

The energy released by it is enormous and it becomes quite addictive,
the power between the audience and the actor.
- Fiona Shaw

The word democracy has no meaning.
Duty has gone.
Only rights remain.
- Fiona Shaw

This whole tribal loyalty seems to have gone.
- Fiona Shaw

There's something about the Irish that is remarkable.
- Fiona Shaw

Every generation is obsessed with the decade before they were born.
- Fiona Shaw

I had a ball doing Harry Potter.
- Fiona Shaw

I certainly had no intention of playing a man.
- Fiona Shaw

The Americans are very clear, and obsessed with nouns.
- Fiona Shaw

There is a great relief in experiencing the worst vicariously.
- Fiona Shaw

Once you've done one style, you leave it for a while.
- Fiona Shaw

Acting doesn't have to be threadbare misery all the time.
- Fiona Shaw

Theater dates very quickly.
- Fiona Shaw

I would say the next imminent hot writers are often
the writers from the decade before you were born.
- Fiona Shaw

Even when they have nothing, the Irish emit a kind of happiness,
a joy.
- Fiona Shaw

I take the theater seriously in that I loathe it,
I'm bored by it.
- Fiona Shaw

I think America becomes more disgruntled by going to
the movies and having an endlessly good time at them.
- Fiona Shaw

There was no professional theater in Cork,
but still I did a lot of performing.
- Fiona Shaw

I just think that things should be allowed to run their course,
and not turned into a Disney ride.
- Fiona Shaw

So I just play the character, I play the lines.
- Fiona Shaw

People who are good at film have a relationship with the camera.
- Fiona Shaw

To be honest I live among the English and have always
found them to be very honest in their business dealings.
They are noble, hard-working and anxious to do the right thing.
But joy eludes them, they lack the joy that the Irish have.
- Fiona Shaw

Also, an area that interests me - and it will probably
take years to state what I mean -
is the period of the rise of democracy,
with Tom Paine, which is around the turn of the 18th century into the 19th.
- Fiona Shaw

Through humor, you can soften some
of the worst blows that life delivers.
And once you find laughter,
no matter how painful your situation might be,
you can survive it.
- Bill Cosby

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

Once you say you're going to settle for second,
that's what happens to you in life.
- John F. Kennedy

You only live once, and once is enough
if you play your cards right.
- the movie Interiors (1978)

You only live once -
but if you work it right, once is enough.
- Joe E. Lewis

Shake structures.
School yourself.
Look twice at a thing,
once upside down.
Answer yourself clearly.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You need to make a commitment,
and once you make it,
then life will give you some answers.
- Les Brown

Once you label me, you negate me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.
- John Burroughs

Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose.
All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
- Helen Keller

What is once well done is done forever.
- Henry David Thoreau

Once we accept our limits, we can go beyond them.
- Albert Einstein

The journey between what you once were
and who you are now becoming
is where the dance of Life really takes place.
- Barbara De Angelis

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws,
but the smallest insect, we wish
to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin

Once made equal to man, woman becomes his superior.
- Socrates

I would rather try to persuade a man to go along,
because once I have persuaded him, he will stick.
If I scare him, he will stay just as long
as he is scared, and then he is gone.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing.
You don't win once in a while,
you don't do things right once in a while,
you do them right all the time.
Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
- Vince Lombardi

How could youths better learn to live
than by at once trying the experiment of living?
- Henry David Thoreau

Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions.
All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you make the better.
What if they are a little coarse,
and you may get your coat soiled or torn?
What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled
in the dirt once or twice.
Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens,
you can never regain their respect and esteem.
It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time;
you can even fool some of the people all of the time;
but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
- Abraham Lincoln

Sister is probably the most competitive
relationship within the family,
but once the sisters are grown,
it becomes the strongest relationship.
- Margaret Mead

The world moves, and ideas that were
once good are not always good.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

If you plan for a year, plant a seed.
If for ten years, plant a tree.
If for a hundred years, teach the people.
When you sow a seed once, you will reap a single harvest.
When you teach the people, you will reap a hundred harvests.
- Kuan Chung

The whole world is a cyclone.
But once you have found the center, the cyclone disappears.
This nothingness is the ultimate peak of consciousness.
- Osho

It was high counsel that I once heard given to a young person,
"Always do what you are afraid to do."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

Once we doubt ourselves, success slips beyond our grasp.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

If we want to direct our lives,
we must take control of our consistent actions.
It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives,
but what we do consistently.
- Anthony Robbins

I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do,
or any kindness that I can show to my fellow-creature,
let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again.
- William Penn

You only meet your once in a lifetime friend ...
once in a lifetime.
- Little Rascals

We come this way but once.
We can either tiptoe through life
and hope we get to death without being badly bruised
or we can live a full, complete life achieving
our goals and realizing our wildest dreams.
- Bob Proctor

Count your blessings. Once you realize
how valuable you are and how much you have going for you,
the smiles will return, the sun will break out,
the music will play, and you will finally
be able to move forward the life that God intended
for you with grace, strength, courage, and confidence.
- Og Mandino

If you have an important point to make,
don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver.
Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again.
Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.
- Winston Churchill

One cannot have wisdom without perspective,
but once gaining perspective, one attains wisdom.
Wisdom is the ability to view every situation
as each person who is in any way affected
by that situation might view it.
Wisdom benefits from having a knowledge of history,
and therefore a historical perspective,
as well from as having the perspective of imagination -
the realm of the what-might-be
inhabited by futurists and science-fiction writers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

For those who do not think,
it is best at least to rearrange
their prejudices once in a while.
- Luther Burbank


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