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I think it's good to meet smart people and talk. ...
by Ron Silver

I think it's good to meet smart people and talk.
- Ron Silver

I do believe all actors are smart.
- Ron Silver

The twentieth century has exhibited a barbarism and
lack of respect for human life on a massive scale just about unknown before.
- Ron Silver

I kind of dwindled into acting.
- Ron Silver

 

But why should I run for office and lose what little influence I have?
- Ron Silver

I kind of have a dilettantish spirit about me.
- Ron Silver

Nothing gets a bigger laugh than when you refer to
things like ethics or human rights.
- Ron Silver

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Then I realized that to be really good at this requires
a lot of energy and concentration and skill.
- Ron Silver

Anyone who devotes time and attention to what makes people tick,
to me, is a smart person.
- Ron Silver

Two, I actually learned a lot of things that served
me very well when it came to repeating performances on stage,
because it is a craft and you do need a technique for it.
- Ron Silver

If I don't see my kids for six days,
I start to get withdrawal pains.
- Ron Silver

Nobody has a franchise on what is good.
- Ron Silver

I started getting jobs, and I thought it was going to be real easy.
- Ron Silver

But some actors I have met possess an intelligence
that I can only dream of.
It's about character, it's about behavior.
They understand things about people that I simply don't see.
- Ron Silver

Acting is not about knowing all this stuff;
it's about character.
- Ron Silver

I think you have an obligation to be an optimist.
Because if you're not, nothing will change.
- Ron Silver

I saw and I met a lot of people who were in the field.
It also provided a context in which I came to respect what the actor did,
because I saw how difficult it actually was to do.
- Ron Silver

Artists speak the truth to the public without fear
of retribution or damage to their careers.
- Ron Silver

It made me think about a whole area of human activity
that was not really a concern to me before that,
because I was involved in reading Chinese history,
or languages, or whatever.
- Ron Silver

In Europe, people in the arts are considered part of the intelligentsia;
they are considered part of the elite.
- Ron Silver

I still think I'm going to do something else when I grow up.
- Ron Silver

It's not like I'm the most famous person in the world.
- Ron Silver

I just don't get invited to the same dinner parties I used to like to go to.
- Ron Silver

I don't even like to use the word relationship.
I don't know what it means.
- Ron Silver

I'm a 9/11 Republican.
- Ron Silver

Involvement in public affairs is a legitimate use of celebrity.
- Ron Silver

For about the first ten years of my career,
I wasn't terribly motivated.
- Ron Silver

I was immature the way I handled the business.
I saw myself as a tribune of the people.
- Ron Silver

I had no desire from an early age to be on the stage.
- Ron Silver

I can't talk about foreign policy like anyone who's
spent their life reading and learning foreign policy.
But as a citizen in a democracy, it's very important
that I participate in that.
- Ron Silver

You have to think an awful lot about your motivations
or people's behavioral intentions or what their body
language can indicate or what's really going on or
what makes people sometimes do,
sometimes, the irrational things they do.
- Ron Silver

Too often in the past, U.S.
leaders have forced Israel to pay the price for American
strategic interests in the Middle East -
through concessions in the peace process as well as
passivity in the face of Iraqi attacks.
- Ron Silver

I've seen people with a tremendous amount of educational
background in the field not turn out to be terribly good actors,
and I've seen people with no education in the field
turn out to be people that I admire quite a bit.
- Ron Silver

If you don't think you want to go on a train and read
the paper every day and work from nine to six at night,
there was something about the uncertainty when I was
younger which was very attractive.
- Ron Silver

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

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

The greatest harm can result from the best intentions.
- Terry Goodkind

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

The problem with making assumptions
is that we believe they are the truth
- don Miguel Ruiz

The most important things in life
are seldom the most obvious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
- Albert Einstein

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

The eyes are not responsible when the mind does the seeing.
- Publilius Syrus

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

Excellence is the result of
caring more than others think wise,
risking more than other's think safe,
dreaming more than others think practical,
and expecting more than others think possible.
- Anonymous

If a problem cannot be solved, enlarge it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

When you keep getting the wrong answers,
try asking better questions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Men and women are not prisoners of fate,
but only prisoners of their own minds.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

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

People hardly ever make use of the freedom which they have,
for example, freedom of thought;
instead they demand freedom of speech as a compensation.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The world is more malleable than you think
and it's waiting for you to hammer it into shape.
- Bono

Sometimes I think we're alone.
Sometimes I think we're not.
In either case, the thought is staggering.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

Exercise free-will.
CHOOSE each and every action you make,
every thought you think,
and every emotion you feel.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Words make you think a thought.
Music makes you feel a feeling.
A song makes you feel a thought.
- E. Y. Harburg

Life is fully as bad as you think it is,
so never think life is bad.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are what you think you are.
- Bob Richards

WHY do you care what THEY think?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If only the people who worry about their liabilities
would think about the riches they do possess,
they would stop worrying.
- Dale Carnegie


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