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There's something Vichy about the French. ...
by Ivor Novello

There's something Vichy about the French.
- Ivor Novello

It has been argued that British girls are incapable
of deep feeling or brilliant acting owing to their lack of temperament.
This, I am positive, is not true.
- Ivor Novello

We were asked to believe that the variety and the novelty
of even the crude films of the early days would provide
a means of entertainment which would cut out the stage.
- Ivor Novello

The average person is gregarious; there is something
in the spirit of the crowd that adds to the enjoyment of entertainment.
- Ivor Novello

 

Behind the footlights there is always the applause,
which stimulates the actors.
On the screen it is a different matter.
- Ivor Novello

There are very few misanthropes, thank goodness!
- Ivor Novello

The crowd may be influenced easily, largely because it is a crowd.
- Ivor Novello

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The public must suffer untold pangs from the stiffness,
the deliberate stifling of emotion, on the part of many British actors.
- Ivor Novello

The inconvenience, the glaring lights,
the long hours of waiting, and the repetition of every
scene are all calculated to defeat anything more than
a real mastery of love technique.
- Ivor Novello

Things which do not require effort of some sort are seldom worth having.
- Ivor Novello

When the cinematograph first made its appearance,
we were told that the days of the ordinary theatre were numbered.
- Ivor Novello

You cannot isolate yourself from the crowd -
even if you want to.
- Ivor Novello

A visit to a cinema is a little outing in itself.
It breaks the monotony of an afternoon or evening;
it gives a change from the surroundings of home,
however pleasant.
- Ivor Novello

I began my career with infantile dreams of becoming a composer.
- Ivor Novello

Love-making is an art which must be studied.
- Ivor Novello

The beautiful heroine might be thinking,
How long must I bury my face on this wretched man's
shoulder? Such is not the always the case,
but quite often it is.
- Ivor Novello

After the war, in which I served as a pilot in the Air Force,
I took up films.
- Ivor Novello

Every blessed one of you feels better for that burst of laughter.
- Ivor Novello

The cinema is an institution nowadays,
with its roots sunk deep in the hearts of the millions
of people who find enjoyment and entertainment in going to the pictures.
- Ivor Novello

British girls are as temperamental as Americans.
- Ivor Novello

Television, they say, will permit a person to be entertained at home,
without the effort of going to a picture house,
without the trouble of booking seats,
without the presence of other people.
- Ivor Novello

There is an atmosphere about the picture theatre that
speaks of entertainment and relaxation.
The charming surroundings, good music,
and the fact that each visitor is determined to enjoy
a few hours of holiday all exert an influence on the mind.
- Ivor Novello

Actors who are lovers in real life are often incapable
if playing the part of lovers to an audience.
It is equally true that sympathy between actors who
are not lovers may create a temporary emotion that is perfectly sincere.
- Ivor Novello

A couple of seats at a good picture house cost comparatively
little but give a generous return in the shape of freshened
minds and freedom from the worries that even the best
regulated homes cannot always avoid.
- Ivor Novello

Those who believe they can do something
and those who believe they can't
are both right.
- Henry Ford

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are
something to do,
something to love,
and something to hope for.
- Joseph Addison

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

When a person doesn't have gratitude,
something is missing in his or her humanity.
A person can almost be defined by
his or her attitude toward gratitude.
- Elie Wiesel

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Aim above morality.
Be not simply good,
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

We never NEED anything; we never NEED to do something.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

For everything you have missed,
you have gained something else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

I submit to you that if a man hasn't
discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There are a hundred valid reasons why something can't be done,
but only one reason, Commitment, why it can.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

Worrying is like a rocking chair,
it gives you something to do,
but it gets you nowhere.
- Glenn Turner

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every thought you think
and every word you speak
is affirming something.
- Louise L. Hay

Destiny is not a matter of chance,
It is a matter of choice.
It is not something to be waited for,
But rather something to be achieved.
- William Jennings Bryan

Service is the rent we pay for being.
It is the very purpose of life,
and not something you do in your spare time.
- Marion Wright Edelman

We tend to forget that happiness doesn't
come as a result of getting something we don't have,
but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
- Frederick Koenig

When one has nothing to lose, one becomes courageous.
We are timid only when
there is something we can still cling to.
- Carlos Castaneda

To succeed, you need to find
something to hold on to,
something to motivate you,
something to inspire you.
- Tony Dorsett

If you don't like something, change it,
If you can't change it, change your attitude
- Maya Angelou

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

In times of great stress or adversity,
it's always best to keep busy,
to plow your anger and your energy
into something positive.
- Lee Iacocca

I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
- Helen Keller

For everything you have missed,
you have gained something else,
and for everything you gain,
you lose something else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Don't live down to expectations.
Go out there and do something remarkable.
- Wendy Wasserstein

You can't do anything about the length of your life,
but you can do something about its width and depth.
- Evan Esar

A hero is someone who has given his life to
something bigger than himself
or something other than himself.
- Joseph Campbell

Unless you try to do something
beyond what you have already mastered,
you will never grow.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The right to do something doesn't mean that doing it is right.
- William Safire

Abundance is not something we acquire.
It is something we tune into.
- Wayne Dyer

The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is joy in work.
There is no happiness except in the realization
that we have accomplished something.
- Henry Ford

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

When you see something done,
know that you intended it.
If you don't like what you see,
then deeply examine your intentions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Existence needs you.
Without you, something will be missing
in existence and nobody can replace it.
Thats what gives you dignity,
that the whole existence will miss you.
- Osho

If we screw it up, start over. Try something else.
- Lee Iacocca

To oppose something is to maintain it.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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