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Once, I took a taxi.
by Klaus Kinski

Once, I took a taxi.
I hate those limousines.
They stink and their drivers have been driving dead
people to the cemeteries.
- Klaus Kinski

Sometimes my heart hurts so much, I beat it with my fists.
I try to run.
But you cannot run from this.
It waits for you.
Even when you think you have escaped it,
it is there.
- Klaus Kinski

Where a beast would have claws, I was born with talent.
- Klaus Kinski

What do you think, that a dollar in a savings account
is freedom? Maybe you have understood nothing I have said.
- Klaus Kinski

 

You have to protect yourself, your body,
your being.
You cannot treat it badly; you have to keep it,
make as sensitive as possible.
- Klaus Kinski

It is the Nobel Prize I want.
It's worth $400,000.
- Klaus Kinski

I sell myself for the highest price.
Exactly like a prostitute.
There is no difference.
- Klaus Kinski

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One should judge a man mainly from his depravities.
Virtues can be faked.
Depravities are real.
- Klaus Kinski

I am dying of hunger.
- Klaus Kinski

Whenever I was with a woman, I always sort of want another one.
So there was always another one.
I can't explain this.
- Klaus Kinski

In a way, everything concerning a movie leaves me cold.
- Klaus Kinski

When you are there, you are.
With words, you aren't.
- Klaus Kinski

I could be with a woman in a bed, for weeks even,
and it would seem to me like three seconds.
Or 300 years.
- Klaus Kinski

People who do not see the terrible things therefore
do not see the beautiful things,
either.
- Klaus Kinski

Put a bird cage near the window so that the bird can
see the sky? It's much better to look than not to,
even if it hurts.
- Klaus Kinski

The ultimate acting is to destroy yourself.
- Klaus Kinski

I have to shoot without any breaks.
I yell at Herzog and hit him.
I have to fight for every sequence.
I wish Herzog would catch the plague,
more than ever.
- Klaus Kinski

You don't need a framework.
You need a painting, not a frame.
- Klaus Kinski

The dimensions of my feelings are too violent.
- Klaus Kinski

Why do I continue making movies? Making movies is better than cleaning toilets.
- Klaus Kinski

I don't need anybody to tell me how to be alive.
- Klaus Kinski

I make movies for money, exclusively for money.
- Klaus Kinski

I am not the Jesus of the official church tolerated by those in power.
I am not your superstar.
- Klaus Kinski

Why have I had this life? If I knew,
I wouldn't have done it.
- Klaus Kinski

Fun? There is no fun.
- Klaus Kinski

I am your fairy tale.
Your dream.
Your wishes and desires, and I am your thirst and your
hunger and your food and your drink.
- Klaus Kinski

I didn't choose solitude.
- Klaus Kinski

The truth is, I can never die.
For I will be in everything and see you in everything and watch over you.
I am your reaction in the water of a mountain lake.
- Klaus Kinski

But words - words are not enough!
- Klaus Kinski

You leap over the wall of one ghetto and find yourself in another ghetto.
- Klaus Kinski

I knew there were, in myself, the souls of millions
of people who lived centuries ago;
not just people but animals,
plants, the elements, things, even, matter.
All of these exist in me.
- Klaus Kinski

It is true what Rimbaud said; If you think a book is strong enough,
try it at the ocean, in the wind, at the waves.
If the book can resist the ocean, then it exists.
Otherwise, throw it away.
- Klaus Kinski

About 25 years ago, I was in an apartment,
and next door, they put on the radio,
so I struck the wall with my fist, but they did not put the radio down.
I took a tool and banged until I made a hole through the wall.
It was like a comedy movie.
- Klaus Kinski

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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