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Anthony Minghella Quotes and Sayings

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I have always believed that there is a need for life-affirming films.
- Anthony Minghella

You know you lose a lot of social skills if you're a writer.
You spend too long alone.
And its forced me to address that.
- Anthony Minghella

The feeling of not belonging, of not being entirely worthy,
of being sometimes hostage to your own sensibilities.
Those things speak to me very personally.
- Anthony Minghella

The only lesson to extract from any civil war is that
it's pointless and futile and ugly,
and that there is nothing glamorous or heroic about it.
There are heroes, but the causes are never heroic.
- Anthony Minghella

 

When I became the chair of the British Film Institute,
I didn't understand how much of my time would be taken
up with trying to make a case for the British Film Institute:
what it's for,
why it exists, why it needs its money.
- Anthony Minghella

Even the truth, when believed, is a lie.
You must experience the truth, not believe it.
- Werner Erhard

No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority.
- Robert A. Heinlein

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Only those who can leave behind everything they
have ever believed in can hope to escape.
- William S. Burroughs

Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
- Michel de Montaigne

Friendship, like the immortality of the soul,
is too good to be believed.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

Sometimes I've believed as many as
six impossible things before breakfast.
- Lewis Carroll

Those who won our independence...
valued liberty as an end and as a means.
They believed liberty to be the secret of happiness
and courage to be the secret of liberty.
- Louis D. Brandeis PHOTO

Real love is never a selfish emotion.
If you want something from someone -
especially if that something is sex -
what you are feeling is not true love.
True love is about wanting happiness for the person you love -
and not about seeking happiness for yourself.
Fortunately, in most cases our own loving presence
is the greatest gift we can give to a person we love.
Nonetheless, the litmus test of love is knowing
we would choose never to see that person again
if we believed that distance would bring them greater happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The nineteenth century believed in science but the
twentieth century does not.
- Gertrude Stein

My mother was the influence in my life.
She was strong; she had great faith in the ultimate
triumph of justice and hard work.
She believed passionately in education.
- John H. Johnson

I've always believed that if done properly,
armed robbery doesn't have to be an unpleasant experience.
- the movie Thelma & Louise

I have long believed taxpayers make better use of their
money than the government ever could.
- Kay Bailey Hutchison

I have long believed that sacrifice is the pinnacle of patriotism.
- Bob Riley

I believed in myself.
I never imagined myself as just an ordinary player.
- Imran Khan

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person,
he believed in me.
- Jim Valvano

It is the things for which there is no evidence
that are believed with passion.
- Bertrand Russell

My father always told me that
all businessmen were sons of bitches,
but I never believed it till now.
- John F. Kennedy

We are all atheists about most of the gods
that societies have ever believed in.
Some of us just go one god further.
- Richard Dawkins

For imagination sets the goal picture which our automatic mechanism works on.
We act, or fail to act, not because of will,
as is so commonly believed, but because of imagination.
- Maxwell Maltz

By religion, then, I understand a propitiation or conciliation
of powers superior to man which are believed to direct
and control the course of nature and of human life.
- James G. Frazer

When that man wants something, he'll stop at nothing to get it.
And I also believed in the good of him.
- Marla Maples

I always believed that my silence on several topics
will be an advantage in the long run.
- Aishwarya Rai

I'm also interested in the modern suggestion that you
can have a combination of love and sex in a marriage -
which no previous society has ever believed.
- Alain de Botton

If the Christians who were alive in the 1770s behaved
and believed like the Christians of today,
there wouldn't be an America as we know it.
- Randall Terry

Until now, I was insecure and I believed what the people
around me said in regarding what I should sing.
- Namie Amuro

I have always believed that opera is a planet where the muses work together,
join hands and celebrate all the arts.
- Franco Zeffirelli

It is, I guess, politically correct,
widely believed,
that to say that American health care is the best in the world.
It's not.
- Donald Berwick

Stephen Sondheim told me that Oscar Hammerstein believed
everything that he wrote.
So there's great truth in the songs,
and that's what was so wonderful to find.
- Bernadette Peters

I have always believed governments must adapt to the needs of the people,
not the other way around.
- Kim Campbell

Many people have believed that they were Chosen,
but none more baldly than the Texans.
- Edward Hoagland

I was always told that I was too small,
too skinny, too slow, not tough enough,
and I never ever believed what people told me.
- Joe Theismann

I have to be seen to be believed.
- Elizabeth II

I've always believed that you can think positive just
as well as you can think negative.
- James A. Baldwin

I've always believed that the facts about dancing are
more interesting than the myths,
and this was a great chance for me to explore how the
human body does such incredible things.
- Deborah Bull

I have never believed that the critic is the rival of the poet,
but I do believe that criticism is a genre of literature or it does not exist.
- Harold Bloom

No poet or orator has ever existed who believed there
was any better than himself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Better to die in the pursuit of civilized values,
we believed, than in a flight underground.
We were offering a value system couched in the language of science.
- John Charles Polanyi

We cannot lightly allow the perpetrator of a serious
crime to go free simply because that person believed
his actions were reasonable and necessary to prevent some perceived harm.
- Sol Wachtler

America has believed that in differentiation,
not in uniformity, lies the path of progress.
It acted on this belief; it has advanced human happiness,
and it has prospered.
- Louis D. Brandeis

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

In the past the publishers I've worked with have been extremely generous.
And in almost every case, have been people who believed
in the work rather than the sales and marketing.
- Peter Sotos

An algorithm must be seen to be believed.
- Donald Knuth

I've never dropped anyone I believed in.
- Marilyn Monroe

I've always believed in survival.
- Hugh Leonard

We know that in 2001 it was believed 78 stem cell lines existed.
But now we know there are only 22 that are viable,
and they have been contaminated with mouse stem cells.
- Russ Carnahan

I really believed that I was on the right track,
but that did not mean that I would necessarily reach my goal.
- Andrew Wiles

The Germans certainly - the intelligence service believed that there were WMD.
It turns out that we were all wrong,
probably in my judgment,
and that is most disturbing.
- David Kay

My mother was a good recreational cook,
but what she basically believed about cooking was that
if you worked hard and prospered,
someone else would do it for you.
- Nora Ephron

The observer, when he seems to himself to be observing a stone,
is really, if physics is to be believed,
observing the effects of the stone upon himself.
- Bertrand Russell

So, to come In with a set routine it's something I've never believed in.
It should depend on how you feel, because you play what you feel.
- Buddy Rich

The conductor's gift does not always go hand in hand
with that of composition;
indeed,
the union is found much more seldom than is popularly believed.
- Anton Seidl

I always believed that I could make it or I would never
have spent so many years trying to get here.
- Helen Reddy

The only sin is ugliness, and if we believed this with all our being,
all other activities of the human spirit could be left
to take care of themselves.
- Herbert Read

Well what's funny is, again, people say they believed what was going on,
but again, Bob's hands are about three times bigger than his feet.
So these are very caricatured.
- Brad Bird

If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough,
it will be believed.
- Adolf Hitler

I always believed that I have something important to say and I said it.
- Lou Reed

As a boy, I believed freedom for America meant freedom for me.
There was a time I believed every word spoken.
- Barry White

I believed in God my whole life.
- Andy Dick

I've always believed that if you put in the work,
the results will come.
- Michael Jordan

I really believed that the priests were acquainted with my thoughts;
and often stood in great awe of them.
They often told me they had power to strike me dead at any moment.
- Maria Monk

After reviewing the polygraph charts in private,
the polygraph examiner told me that I had passed and
that he believed I had nothing to do with the anthrax letters.
- Steven Hatfill

I've never believed that pop music is escapist trash.
There's always a darkness in it, even amidst great pop music.
- Thom Yorke

Bananarama were written off from day one.
Nobody believed in us but us.
We kept having hits despite the record company,
despite the press.
- Siobhan Fahey

I believed in myself, and I've always worked very,
very hard as an artist, and I am an artist in every sense of the word.
- Erykah Badu

I also believed that our public at home would be strong
enough to survive even the present crisis.
- Paul von Hindenburg


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