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Once I start something, I always finish it.
by Bryan Singer

Once I start something, I always finish it.
They had been trying to get X-Men made for 30 years
and they thought maybe if I got involved,
it might actually happen.
- Bryan Singer

I love filmmaking, and I love the process.
And I would rather do nothing else.
It's a privilege to be able to paint such big pictures,
so to speak.
- Bryan Singer

We don't live in the world of reality,
we live in the world of how we perceive reality.
- Bryan Singer

I started making 8mm films when I was 13,
so I've been directing for 21 years.
- Bryan Singer

 

You just have to trust your instincts and hope that
if someone doesn't like your idea,
you can prove them wrong in the final process.
In the end, you can please some of the people some of the time,
but that's about all you can do.
- Bryan Singer

What we call 'evil' doesn't necessarily deserve any
kind of respect or understanding,
by any means; it just deserves an acknowledgement of
its complexity so we can better understand it -
so we can help prevent it.
- Bryan Singer

I'm actually part of a number of minorities.
I grew up being a horribly awkward kid.
A terrible student.
And now I find myself as a filmmaker,
and you feel kind of alone in the world because you're
separate from everyone else.
- Bryan Singer

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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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keep close to Nature's heart...
and break clear away, once in awhile,
and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.
Wash your spirit clean.
- John Muir

I once had a rose named after me
and I was very flattered.
But I was not pleased to read
the description in the catalogue:
no good in a bed, but fine up against a wall.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Drop guilt! - because to be guilty is to live in hell.
Not being guilty, you will have the freshness
of dewdrops in the early morning sun,
you will have the freshness of lotus petals in the lake,
you will have the freshness of the stars in the night.
Once guilt disappears you will have
a totally different kind of life, luminous and radiant.
You will have a dance to your feet
and your heart will be singing a thousand and one songs.
- Osho

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

Where there is an observatory and a telescope,
we expect that any eyes will see new worlds at once.
- Henry David Thoreau

Once you respect yourself, there is no longer
any reason to disrespect anyone else.
Once you are confident of your own worthiness,
the worthiness of others ceases to be an issue.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once.
- Woody Allen

You are only young once,
but you can stay immature indefinitely.
- Anonymous

The best way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once.
- E. Joseph Cossman

When someone you love dies,
you don't lose them all at once.
You lose them in pieces over time
- the movie Simon Birch

Everyone is a genius at least once a year;
a real genius has his original ideas closer together.
- Georg Lichtenberg

Once you have mastered time,
you will understand how true it is that
most people overestimate what
they can accomplish in a year -
and underestimate what
they can achieve in a decade!
- Tony Robbins

I have the right to love many people at once
and to change my prince often.
- Anais Nin

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

Death is the last enemy: once we've got past that I
think everything will be alright.
- Alice Thomas Ellis

Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.
- Robert Browning

In the practical world of computing,
it is rather uncommon that a program,
once it performs correctly and satisfactorily,
remains unchanged forever.
- Niklaus Wirth

Life repeats itself mindlessly -
unless you become mindful, it will go on repeating like a wheel.
That's why Buddhists call it the wheel of life and death,
the wheel of time.
It moves like a wheel: birth is followed by death,
death is followed by birth;
love is followed by hate, hate is followed by love;
success is followed by failure,
failure is followed by success. Just see!
If you can watch just for a few days,
you will see a pattern emerging, a wheel pattern.
One day, a fine morning, you are feeling so good and so happy,
and another day you are so dull,
so dead that you start thinking of committing suicide.
And just the other day you were so full of life,
so blissful that you were feeling thankful to God,
that you were in a mood of deep gratefulness,
and today there is great complaint
and you don't see the point why one should go on living...
And it goes on and on, but you don't see the pattern.
Once you see the pattern, you can get out of it.
- Osho

He who doesn't fear death dies only once.
- Giovanni Falcone

It was a Greek tragedy.
Nixon was fulfilling his own nature.
Once it started it could not end otherwise.
- Henry A. Kissinger

Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that,
once it is competently programmed and working smoothly,
it is completely honest.
- Isaac Asimov

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

Once in a while I'll get moved to do some exercise.
It's something I long for but the biggest problem is
bending down and putting my tennis shoes on.
Once I go out I'm OK.
- David Soul

Travel, which was once either a necessity or an adventure,
has become very largely a commodity,
and from all sides we are persuaded into thinking that
it is a social requirement,
too.
- Jan Morris

Mind can never be intelligent - only no-mind is intelligent.
Only no-mind is original and radical.
Only no-mind is revolutionary - revolution in action.
The mind gives you a sort of stupor.
Burdened by the memories of the past,
burdened by the projections of the future,
you go on living - at the minimum.
You dont live at the maximum.
Your flame remains very dim.
Once you start dropping thoughts,
the dust that you have collected in the past,
the flame arises - clean, clear, alive, young.
Your whole life becomes a flame,
and a flame without any smoke.
That is what awareness is.
- Osho

Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous.
In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.
- Winston Churchill


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