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Elmer Bernstein Quotes and Sayings

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It was a great way to work.
In those days, you had to be there.
It was your world.
It was your club.
Your friends were there, your associates were there,
your security was there.
- Elmer Bernstein

Today you have something like A Film by Joe Harry.
That is patently asinine and ridiculous.
- Elmer Bernstein

I thought in terms of the enthusiasm of doing it.
I didn't think about whether I was ready.
- Elmer Bernstein

I'm generally pessimistic about the dumbing down of America -
especially with summer movies.
- Elmer Bernstein

 

You wouldn't think it would but my parents were really balanced about that.
When it came time for me to be out of the house and
out on my own they were very supportive.
- Elmer Bernstein

I made my way on to a grey list, a black list even.
That's something I'm very proud of, actually.
- Elmer Bernstein

One of the things that happens in the business is that
success is a very strange thing in that if you are
involved in something very successful the next person wants you to repeat it.
- Elmer Bernstein

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When you stop to think about it, so many films today
where we don't have that kind of contact are films about alienation.
About alienated feelings.
We are much more alienated from our colleagues nowadays.
- Elmer Bernstein

I would do the occasional score.
I thought it was the most thrilling thing.
It was instant.
You made the music and they played it right away to millions of people.
I found it thrilling.
- Elmer Bernstein

There's no way I can compete with someone who can write rap or rock and roll.
Nor do I wish to.
But I've always kept up to date with music changes.
I worked very hard not to type myself.
- Elmer Bernstein

I did 10 years of comedies and 10 years of Westerns.
I really like to stay away from car chases.
I prefer the more intimate film.
You have a much more direct association with the emotions.
- Elmer Bernstein

Victor Young had been hired to write the score for
the dances of The Ten Commandments but he became very ill.
You were then hired to write the score.
But at the same time you'd written The Man with the Golden Arm score.
- Elmer Bernstein

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Where there is great love,
there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather PHOTO

Silence is a source of great strength.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

To lead a great life:
Dream, Take Action, Repeat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are trivial truths and there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

Dare to dream of your great success.
Become intimate with those things
which deeply motivate you
and regularly work toward
the realization of that mission.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

You are important. You are the star -
the only star - of your own life show.
Everyone else is a bit player in the great drama of your life.
Be of service to humanity, but never be anyone's doormat.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those
who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak.
Strong convictions precede great actions.
- Louisa May Alcott

Great oaks from little acorns grow.
- Proverb

Being is the great explainer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Great talents are the most lovely
and often the most dangerous
fruits on the tree of humanity.
They hang upon the most slender twigs
that are easily snapped off.
- Carl Jung

A great secret of success is to go through life
as a man who never gets used up.
- Albert Schweitzer

Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
- Danny Kaye

As many raindrops join to form a great river of water,
many souls join their highest intent to form
the river of evolved consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Before we acquire great power
we must acquire wisdom to use it well.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

All difficult things have
their origin in that which is easy,
and great things in that which is small.
- Lao Tzu

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones,
as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld

The great pleasure in life is doing
what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

Great leaders are almost always great simplifiers,
who can cut through argument, debate, and doubt
to offer a solution everybody can understand.
- Colin Powell

The Two Great Lessons of Life: Choose Love & Trust God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No crime is so great as daring to excel.
- Winston Churchill

Character is higher than intellect.
A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love is the great miracle cure.
Loving ourselves works miracles in our lives.
- Louise L. Hay

It is an act of great Courage to forsake all Blame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice,
and is never the result of selfishness.
- Napoleon Hill

No great thing is created suddenly.
- Epictetus

I welcome change as a great adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forgiving is not a gift to someone else.
Forgiving is your gift to yourself -
a great gift - the gift of happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Small opportunities are often
the beginning of great enterprises.
- Demosthenes

Great leadership is not the visit of an unexpected fate
but rather a flame which is kept burning
in spite of the winds of risk and opposition.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

Because of a great love, one is courageous.
- Lao Tzu

Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces
that incessantly draw great events.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wealth consists not in having great possessions,
but in having few wants.
- Epictetus

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Little strokes,
Fell great oaks.
- Benjamin Franklin

Until you'll willing to look foolish,
you'll never have the possibility of being great.
- Cher

All the great things are simple,
and many can be expressed in a single word:
freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
- Winston Churchill

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game,
and no matter how great your natural talent,
there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
- Jack Nicklaus

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 only good luck many great men ever had was
being born with the ability and determination to overcome bad luck.
- Channing Pollock

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

A little neglect may breed great mischief.
- Benjamin Franklin

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

The challenge of living a great life is to create
a meaningful whole out of sometimes ill-fitting halves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To be conscious that you are ignorant
is a great step to knowledge.
- Benjamin Disraeli

From small beginnings come great things.
- Anonymous

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

You will become as small as your controlling desire;
as great as your dominant aspiration.
- James Allen

Keep courage. Whatever you do,
do not feel sorry for yourself.
You will win in a great age of opportunity.
- Richard L. Evans

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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