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The trick is in what one emphasizes.
by Carlos Castaneda

The trick is in what one emphasizes.
We either make ourselves miserable,
or we make ourselves happy.
The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castaneda

Related topics: Positive Life Human-Nature Psychology Wisdom Inspirational Happiness Choice Attitude

If a warrior is to succeed at anything,
the success must come gently,
with a great deal of effort but with no stress or obsession.
- Carlos Castaneda

The world is incomprehensible.
We won't ever understand it;
we won't ever unravel its secrets.
Thus we must treat the world as it is:
a sheer mystery.
- Carlos Castaneda

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

 

All paths are the same, leading nowhere.
Therefore, pick a path with heart!
- Carlos Castaneda

If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

We hardly ever realize that we can
cut anything out of our lives,
anytime, in the blink of an eye.
- Carlos Castaneda

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A warrior acts as if he knows what he is doing,
when in effect he knows nothing.
- Carlos Castaneda

Intent is what can make a man succeed
when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated.
- Carlos Castaneda

If you were a warrior,
you would know that the worst thing
one can do is confront human beings directly.
- Carlos Castaneda

It is important to do what you don't know how to do.
It is important to see your skills as keeping you
from learning what is deepest and most mysterious.
If you know how to focus, unfocus.
If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

Feeling important makes one heavy, clumsy and vain.
To be a warrior one needs to be light and fluid.
- Carlos Castaneda

The only thing that is real is the being in you that is going to die.
- Carlos Castaneda

A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting.
- Carlos Castaneda

Look at every path closely and deliberately,
then ask ourselves this crucial question:
Does this path have a heart? If it does,
then the path is good.
If it doesn't, it is of no use.
- Carlos Castaneda

To achieve the mood of a warrior is not a simple matter.
It is a revolution.
To regard the lion and the water rats and our fellow
men as equals is a magnificent act of a warrior's spirit.
It takes power to do that.
- Carlos Castaneda

The trick is growing up without growing old.
- Casey Stengel

We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled.
The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over
and let the beautiful stuff out.
- Ray Bradbury

In every marriage more than a week old,
there are grounds for divorce.
The trick is to find, and continue to find,
grounds for marriage.
- Robert Anderson

A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop
speech when words become superfluous.
- Ingrid Bergman

Love is only a dirty trick played on us
to achieve continuation of the species.
- W. Somerset Maugham

The trick is not how much pain you feel -
but how much joy you feel
- Erica Jong

There's a trick to the Graceful Exit.
It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage,
a relationship is over - and to let go.
It means leaving what's over without denying its value.
- Ellen Goodman

The trick is to be there when it's settled.
- Arthur Joseph Goldberg

Anybody with ability can play in the big leagues.
But to be able to trick people year in and year out the way I did,
I think that was a much greater feat.
- Bob Uecker

The trick to acting is not to show off,
it's to think the thoughts of the character.
- Eddie Marsan

With God, what is terrible is that one never knows
whether it's not just a trick of the devil.
- Jean Anouilh

There is a marvelous turn and trick to British arrogance;
its apparent unconsciousness makes it twice as effectual.
- Catherine Drinker Bowen

Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity,
than straightforward and simple integrity in another.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Now you know those trick candles that you blow out and a couple of seconds.
- Tim Vine

I go to eat dinner with my folks when I'm home.
I think that's the trick.
- Brad Paisley

Human intelligence may not be the best trick nature has to offer.
- Bryant H. McGill

The trick was really finding the appropriate publisher
for each of the projects I'd devised.
- Mark Millar

My mother-in-law had a pain beneath her left breast.
Turned out to be a trick knee.
- Phyllis Diller

Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar.
- E. B. White

It is not possible either to trick or escape the mind of Zeus.
- Hesiod

Men are so simple and yield so readily to the desires
of the moment that he who will trick will always find
another who will suffer to be tricked.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Anyone can build a fast CPU.
The trick is to build a fast system.
- Seymoure Cray

I notice that students, particularly for gay students,
it's too easy to write about my last trick or something.
It's not very interesting to the reader.
- Thom Gunn

The trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close-up.
- Chuck Palahniuk

It is a trick among the dishonest to offer sacrifices that are not needed,
or not possible, to avoid making those that are required.
- Ivan Goncharov

The trick is to be grateful when your mood is high
and graceful when it is low.
- Richard Carlson

Being asked what animal you'd like to be is a trick question;
you're already an animal.
- Doug Coupland

The notion of a universality of human experience is
a confidence trick and the notion of a universality
of female experience is a clever confidence trick.
- Angela Carter

If I have a rough day, and I'm angry,
I'll just go into Kirk Douglas and throw over a table.
And when I need to lift my spirits, Kermit can always do the trick.
- Rich Little

There just isn't any pleasing some people.
The trick is to stop trying.
- Robert Mitchum

The trick is to try and justify every word on the page
and make sure my character is the man who would say that.
- Ben Kingsley

I don't know how long I'll be trick or treating.
Maybe I'll be 80 years old and still trick or treating.
- Kieran Culkin

Comedy is difficult, especially slapstick.
The trick is to have fun while you are performing it.
- Maureen O'Hara

For my next trick I will make everyone understand me.
- Marc Maron

It's plain hokum.
If you can't convince 'em, confuse 'em.
It's an old political trick.
But this time it won't work.
- Harry S. Truman

Jack the only trick I ever played on you was never tricking you at all.
- Meg White

I have the 'thing' worked out - the trick or the surprise or the pivotal fact.
Then I just start somewhere and let the story work itself out.
- Lee Child

People teach their dogs to sit; it's a trick.
I've been sitting my whole life, and a dog has never
looked at me as though he thought I was tricky.
- Mitch Hedberg

Since the child knew his parents would give in,
he tried the same trick again and again.
- Jackie Chan

I pick up a lot of stuff from them, but I don't think
there's any great trick to acting.
- Jason Statham

Going up the walls doing somersaults,
that trick took a couple of days.
- Donald O'Connor

Some people carry their heart in their head and some
carry their head in their heart.
The trick is to keep them apart yet working together.
- David Hare

The trick in life is learning how to deal with it.
- Helen Mirren

I'm a firm believer that character is highly overrated.
Character is a trick that we do with the audience's collusion.
- William H. Macy

Think of all the really successful men and women you know.
Do you know a single one who didn't learn very young
the trick of calling attention to himself in the right quarters?
- Storm Jameson

Getting out of jury duty is easy.
The trick is to say you're prejudiced against all races.
- Dan Castellaneta

It's in the vein, somewhere in a cross between The Beatles,
Cheap Trick, The Stones, Badfinger, you know,
but it's not retro at all.
But it is very pop.
- Steve Brown

I like working with an actor who doesn't do the oneupmanship.
One who has no trick and gives a true,
honest performance.
- Erik Estrada

I'm trying to trick people into thinking about the
unthinkable by using pop culture images.
- John Shirley

Actors are able to trick themselves into treating anything as if it's fantastic.
It's a kind of madness really.
- Tom Baker

The trick is to have my own particular taste and feel
for the theater to audiences who have been used to
one particular style and taste for nearly 40 years.
- Michael Ritchie

The big trick in putting is not method;
the secret of putting is domination of the nerves.
- Henry Cotton

The book is openly a kind of spiritual autobiography,
but the trick is that on any other level it's a kind
of insane collage of fragments of memory.
- Jonathan Lethem

They weren't interested in entertainment.
They were tough.
I learned one trick, which was to be quieter than they
were until they had to look at you.
It took a lot of agressiveness.
- Judy Holliday

The trick of making movies in this culture is how to
not give up everything that makes them worthwhile in order to get them made -
and that's a tricky balance.
- Alex Winter


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