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Dennis Potter Quotes and Sayings

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I think childhood is to everyone a lost land.
- Dennis Potter

Television's Mr. Filth: that's me.
- Dennis Potter

You have to assert something about yourself in order to be yourself.
- Dennis Potter

The thing about imagination is that by the very act of putting it down,
there must be some truth in one's own imagination.
- Dennis Potter

 

There's no end to the inventiveness of critics,
I tell you.
Because they can't write fiction, they put their impulse
into their analysis of work.
- Dennis Potter

It is a dangerous thing to have instant access to your emotions.
- Dennis Potter

As adults, we do know more, but we don't know enough.
People can be very unthinkingly callous.
- Dennis Potter

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Some of the words and symbols and images from childhood
will continually be part and parcel of my personality.
- Dennis Potter

I have been aware, from the age of 6,
that I had talent.
- Dennis Potter

The trouble with words is that you never know whose
mouths they have been in.
- Dennis Potter

Religion, you can't a handle on it, you just have to
know or not know-people either believe or they don't believe.
- Dennis Potter

The more my work improves or broadens or widens,
the more surely I tame myself.
- Dennis Potter

Metaphor is embodied in language.
- Dennis Potter

I was given talent, and if you are given it,
it is your obligation to use it.
- Dennis Potter

Therapy, as opposed to analysis, is a whole construct of myth,
beautiful and creative.
- Dennis Potter

People endure what they endure and they deal with it.
It may corrupt them.
It may lead them into all sorts of compensatory excesses.
- Dennis Potter

Children can write poetry and then, unless they're poets,
they stop when reach puberty.
- Dennis Potter

Just letting it out is one of the definitions of bad art.
- Dennis Potter

I did not fully understand the dread term 'terminal
illness' until I saw Heathrow for myself.
- Dennis Potter

The strangest thing that human speech and human writing
can do is create a metaphor.
That is an amazing leap, is it not?
- Dennis Potter

That vision of a common culture is now simply a remote wistfulness.
- Dennis Potter

God, I'm such a lazy writer - I can't even think up new names.
- Dennis Potter

Everything we do has consequences.
- Dennis Potter

The loss of Eden is personally experienced by every
one of us as we leave the wonder and magic and also
the pains and terrors of childhood.
- Dennis Potter

As a piece of literacy criticism, Freud's best writing is about Dostoyevsky.
It's a kind of displaced literacy criticism.
- Dennis Potter

The knowledge that we have about what it is to be human
that we have as a child is something we necessarily must lose.
- Dennis Potter

Ideals jump across the hierarchies of the printed word.
- Dennis Potter

A bad act done will fester and create in its own way.
It's not only goodness that creates.
Bad things create.
They have their own yeast.
- Dennis Potter

To love it too much is to obscure and not see what is there.
- Dennis Potter

I believe everybody is responsible for what they do themselves.
- Dennis Potter

Children are very cruel, yes.
Of course.
Children are extraordinarily cruel little creatures.
- Dennis Potter

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I think wholeness is God's design for us;
and that often amounts to embracing contradictions.
- Bono

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

Reality is what you believe it to be.
It's what you put your thought and energy into,
because your hands physically manifest thought.
So your world becomes what you feel and what you think.
- Jewel

The presence of those seeking the truth
is infinitely to be preferred
to the presence of those who think they've found it.
- Terry Pratchett

What you think of me is none of my business.
- Terry Cole-Whittaker

How you think when you lose
determines how long it will be until you win.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

When you think you're out of time,
smile, and turn back the clock.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most pathetic person in the world
is someone who has sight, but has no vision.
- Helen Keller

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

You know that place between sleeping and awake,
that place where you can still remember dreaming?
That's where I'll always think of you.
- James M. Barrie

Does anybody really think that they didn't get what they had
because they didn't have the talent
or the strength or the endurance or the commitment?
- Nelson Mandela


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