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It was repugnant, but it was the only way to communicate. ...
by Alain Resnais

It was repugnant, but it was the only way to communicate.
- Alain Resnais

Luck, I never looked to make difficult movies on purpose.
You make the films you can make.
- Alain Resnais

So I used formal techniques to make the film more perceptive emotionally.
- Alain Resnais

Oh, yes, that never happened to me in my life before.
It was a risky film, and I warned the producer.
- Alain Resnais

 

There was a darkness, a melancholy, that people had trouble accepting.
Maybe now, it would work better.
- Alain Resnais

I saw part of The Singing Detective on TV in New York.
I said, Something is going on here.
- Alain Resnais

I never thought of becoming a director.
When I was twelve, the passage from silent film to
the talkies had an impact on me -
I still watch silent films.
- Alain Resnais

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I am never driven.
Every film I've made has been an assignment.
- Alain Resnais

That's easy to answer: I never had any special appetite for filmmaking,
but you have to make a living and it is miraculous
to earn a living working in film.
- Alain Resnais

I'd even say it's a realistic film because that's the
way it happens in our heads;
that was the idea.
- Alain Resnais

The present and the past coexist, but the past shouldn't be in flashback.
- Alain Resnais

Since we had little money and few documents,
we had nothing.
- Alain Resnais

An attitude of philosophic doubt, of suspended judgment,
is repugnant to the natural man.
Belief is an independent joy to him.
- William Minto

I got through college realizing business was repugnant.
- Bruce McCulloch

I find capitalism repugnant.
It is filthy, it is gross, it is alienating...
because it causes war, hypocrisy and competition.
- Fidel Castro

Republican comes in the dictionary just after reptile
and just above repugnant.
- Julia Roberts

Nothing is more repugnant to me than brotherly feelings
grounded in the common baseness people see in one another.
- Milan Kundera

The leader of Iran made one of the most repugnant remarks
the international community has heard since Adolf Hitler.
- Tom Lantos

But you answer, that the Constitution recognizes property in slaves.
It would be sufficient, then, to reply,
that this constitutional recognition must be void,
because it is repugnant to the law of nature and of nations.
- William H. Seward

The very word "secrecy' is repugnant in a free and open society;
and we are as a people inherently and historically
opposed to secret societies,
to secret oaths, and to secret proceedings.
- John F. Kennedy

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Hate is never conquered by hate,
Hate is only conquered by love.
- The Buddha

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Nothing in life is to be feared.
It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

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

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue,
but the parent of all other virtues.
- Cicero

We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments
when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
- Thornton Wilder

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

Minds are like parachutes.
They only function when they are open.
- James Dewar

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

We have only this moment,
sparkling like a star in our hand -
and melting like a snowflake.
- Marie B. Ray

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Life only
appears to be
rushing toward us
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

Friendship is born at that moment
when one person says to another,
"What! You too? I thought I was the only one."
- C. S. Lewis

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only abnormality is the incapacity to love.
- Anais Nin

Apology is only egotism wrong side out.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Commitment cannot be taught;
it can only be caught.
I refer to the crusading spirit.
Without the crusading spirit,
you may have the starting power
but not the staying power.
- Jimmy Yen

I teach one thing and one only:
that is, suffering and the end of suffering.
- The Buddha

Could we change our attitude,
we should not only see life differently,
but life itself would be different.
- Katherine Mansfield

Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
- Rumi

Remember, there are no mistakes, only lessons.
Love yourself, trust your choices, and everything is possible.
- Cherie-Carter Scotts

You can conquer almost any fear
if you will only make up your mind to do so.
For remember, fear doesn't exist
anywhere except in the mind.
- Dale Carnegie

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be,
at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all
is the person who argues with him.
- Stanislaw Jerszy Lec

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

Unity can only be manifested by the Binary.
Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two.
- The Buddha

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

Do not attempt to conquer the world with force,
for force only causes resistance.
- Lao Tzu


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