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These things don't just come, arrive and settle like
by Patrick Macnee

These things don't just come, arrive and settle like
a bird picking up a few bits of crumbs.
They develop.
I think the best word for these things is develop.
They develop because of the human beings who just happen to be there at the time.
- Patrick Macnee

So I find the fascination, the love,
the incredible skill and everything to do with acting,
writing plays, and doing them, just darling.
Lovely.
I love actors.
- Patrick Macnee

I went to acting school, but only for nine months.
If you're an actor, you know, don't really need to learn how to do it.
- Patrick Macnee

They call it The New Avengers but it's really the old
Avengers with new people except for me,
looking rather fat and rather old.
- Patrick Macnee

 

Well, you know, I was through the whole of the Second
World War and saw all my friends killed.
- Patrick Macnee

I like most of the Humphrey Bogart movies because they had to act then,
and they acted very well.
Edward G. Robinson is probably the best actor I've ever seen on the movies.
- Patrick Macnee

Television has some lovely aspects to it -
and some ghastly aspects -
but the theater itself was a wonderful invention.
- Patrick Macnee

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The radio even weren't allowed to say there was a Holocaust
and people were being killed right,
left and center in these terrible camps.
- Patrick Macnee

But I did an awful lot of work in Hollywood,
and in New York for that matter.
- Patrick Macnee

I was absolutely delighted that those shows have been preserved.
- Patrick Macnee

Accomplishment is such a patronizing,
dangerous word, isn't it? I haven't really accomplished anything.
The most accomplished thing I've done is to have lived this long -
81.
- Patrick Macnee

It doesn't work that way, you know, because most parts
that you think you'd do well,
most other people don't.
So they offer you something - The Avengers is a good example...
I fitted into that because I came from that sort of background.
It's not even acting.
- Patrick Macnee

The only danger about websites, you know,
is people who remember something you did or said thirty or forty years ago,
and bring it up against you, so you're going for a
job and you don't get it.
- Patrick Macnee

Until the year 1967, it was a crime,
for which you could be put in prison,
to make homosexual love to someone in your own house.
If they came in and caught you at it,
you could be put into prison.
This has changed - I'm talking about England,
incidentally.
- Patrick Macnee

And that's what happened to that show.
It started ordinary, it started really rather bad.
As I said, there was a review that said,
really, we think the commercials are better than the show.
And then it gradually developed.
- Patrick Macnee

I mean, everyone says Citizen Kane.
It isn't that great, anyway.
And Orson Welles I knew well, of course.
He made other incredible films that no one would let him make,
which were much better than Citizen Kane,
really.
- Patrick Macnee

And in the Second World War, you didn't just read about
it in the newspapers because you weren't allowed to
read it in the newspapers.
It was all censored, you know? So nobody knew what we were doing.
- Patrick Macnee

Appreciate again and again, freshly and naively,
the basic goods of life, with awe,
pleasure, wonder and even ecstasy,
however stale these experiences may have become to others.
- Abraham Maslow

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
- Lao Tzu

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

The secret of making dreams come true
can be summarized in four C's.
They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage, and Constancy;
and the greatest of these is Confidence.
- Walt Disney

When I look back on all these worries,
I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed
that he had had a lot of trouble in his life,
most of which had never happened.
- Winston Churchill

It is not he who reviles or strikes you who insults you,
but your opinion that these things are insulting.
- Epictetus

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

Bad times have a scientific value.
These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Loving, hating, having expectations:
all these are attachments.
Attachment prevents the growth of one's true being.
- Lao Tzu

These are not dark days -
these are great days.
- Winston Churchill

These are the keys to a great life...
taking oneself lightly, forgiveness, and acceptance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

And on the pedestal these words appear:
`My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings:
'Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!'
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

The things that have acquired unity are these:
Heaven by unity has become clear;
Earth by unity has become steady;
The Spirit by unity has become spiritual;
The Valley by unity has become full;
All things by unity have come into existence.
- Lao Tzu

How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

If I could tell the world just one thing
it would be we're all okay,
and not to worry cause worry is wasteful
and useless in times like these.
I won't be made useless.
I won't be idle with despair,
I will gather myself around my faith.
Light does the darkness most fear.
- Jewel

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil,
when one feels tranquil,
one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings;
when one has these feelings and appreciates them,
one is free of fear.
- The Buddha

Everything we say, do, think, and feel
is a product of our personal history
and the collective history of humankind.
Our name for these histories is "prejudice."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience,
independent will and creative imagination.
These give us the ultimate human freedom...
The power to choose, to respond, to change.
- Stephen Covey

Know that you are one with the earth, with the water,
with the fire, with the air that you breathe, with all living things,
and that all of these are one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most intense conflicts, if overcome,
leave behind a sense of security and calm
that is not easily disturbed.
It is just these intense conflicts
and their conflagration
which are needed to produce
valuable and lasting results.
- Carl Jung

I know how hard it is in these times to have faith.
But maybe if you could have the faith to start with,
maybe the times would change.
You could change them. Think about it. Try.
And try not to hurt each other.
- the movie Oh, God!

As we join hands in fellowship
around this bountiful table,
we give thanks for the blessings of this food
and the love of these friends
as a symbol of our gratitude
for all the manifold blessings of this life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All the Buddhas of all the ages have been
telling you a very simple fact:
Be - don't try to become.
Within these two words, be and becoming,
your whole life is contained.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

Times like these, dark times,
they do funny things to people.
They can tear them apart.
- the movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

Now abide faith, hope, love, these three;
but the greatest of these is love.
- Corinthians 13:13

All these primary impulses,
not easily described in words,
are the springs of man's actions.
- Albert Einstein

There is no logical way to the discovery
of these elemental laws.
There is only the way of intuition,
which is helped by a feeling
for the order lying behind the appearance.
- Albert Einstein

God, our Creator, has stored within our minds and personalities,
great potential strength and ability.
Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.
- Abdul Kalam

It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert,
gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just
enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more.
- Agnes Repplier

We are strange beings, we seem
to go free, but we go in chains -
chains of training, custom, convention,
association, environment -
in a word, Circumstance -
and against these bonds
the strongest of us struggle in vain.
- Mark Twain

Love and esteem are the first principles of friendship;
it is always imperfect if either of these two are wanting.
- Eustace Budgell

For food that stays our hunger,
For rest that brings us ease,
For homes where memories linger,
We give our thanks for these.
- Anonymous

In these times, God's people must trust him for rest of body and soul.
- David Wilkerson

Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control;
these three alone lead one to sovereign power.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson

I have these visions of myself being thirty,
thirty-five, forty having a family.
- Nastassja Kinski

To resist the frigidity of old age, one must combine the body,
the mind, and the heart.
And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise,
study, and love.
- Alan Bleasdale

Birth and death; we all move between these two unknowns.
- Bryant H. McGill

In the midst of these hard times it is our good health
and good sleep that are enjoyable.
- Knute Nelson

God has cared for these trees,
saved them from drought, disease, avalanches,
and a thousand tempests and floods.
But he cannot save them from fools.
- John Muir

Time extracts various values from a painter's work.
When these values are exhausted the pictures are forgotten,
and the more a picture has to give, the greater it is.
- Henri Matisse

In June as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day.
No man can heed all of these anniversaries;
no man can ignore all of them.
- Aldo Leopold

My biggest dream is that my words will inspire heart,
hope and personal responsibility in people around the globe
long after my feet in these shoes aren't walking the planet.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Love, hope, fear, faith - these make humanity;
These are its sign and note and character.
- Robert Browning Hamilton

A forest of these trees is a spectacle too much for one man to see.
- David Douglas

I'm afraid I talk a lot, too much, perhaps.
I should have been a lawyer or a college professor or a windy politician,
though I'm glad I am not any of these.
- Tom Glazer

I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and
touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed.
These things, to me, are expressions of love.
- James Herriot

In these times you have to be an optimist to open your
eyes when you awake in the morning.
- Carl Sandburg

Fear of the unknown is
the greatest fear of humankind,
and death the greatest unknown.
Acknowledging these doubts and the fears
is a powerful beginning.
It is liberating to say,
"Yes, I don't know, and yes, I am afraid."
Beyond that, the path to happiness
lies in living in the moment -
enjoying what you are doing today.
You don't need a reason to be happy,
just a choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Beware of endeavoring to become a great man in a hurry.
One such attempt in ten thousand may succeed.
These are fearful odds.
- Benjamin Disraeli

I can trust my friends These people force me to examine myself,
encourage me to grow.
- Cher

The will to win, the desire to succeed,
the urge to reach your full potential...
these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.
- Confucius

These are a few of my favorite things.
- Oscar Hammerstein II

These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert,
to fleece the people.
- Abraham Lincoln


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