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Jake Gyllenhaal Quotes and Sayings

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Every man goes through a period of thinking they're
attracted to another guy.
- Jake Gyllenhaal

It's funny to me that people find other people getting
coffee really interesting,
or walking their dog in the dog park.
- Jake Gyllenhaal

Crazy people don't sit around wondering if they're nuts.
- Jake Gyllenhaal

I grew up in a family where many of our close friends were gay couples.
As well as that, every man goes through a period of
thinking they're attracted to another guy.
- Jake Gyllenhaal

 

I'm like, 'What world am I living in?' Aren't movies
made to have something to say? Why make a movie if
you don't have something to say? What are you doing
it for? Are you doing it because you want to make a lot of money?
- Jake Gyllenhaal

I'm going to continue doing what I want to do.
And if it means I want to go and make a big movie,
if it has something to say, I will want to make it.
I don't want to spend my life wasting my time.
If it's a big movie, I want to do it.
If it's a small movie, I want to do it.
- Jake Gyllenhaal

If you're going to spend seven months of your life -
for me seven months,
for Roland Emmerich, 3, 4, 5 years of his life -
doing something,
I think you have to have something to say.
- Jake Gyllenhaal

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We were talking about the kissing in the movie just recently.
Clearly, it's pretty challenging material,
but Ang said two men herding sheep was far more sexual
than two men having sex on screen.
- Jake Gyllenhaal

The best thing that I got was rehearsing with my father.
It was always about the process of figuring things out,
and trying something new, and having another take on
something and keeping it alive.
- Jake Gyllenhaal

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden PHOTO

All things share the same breath -
the beast, the tree, the man...
the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle (attributed) PHOTO

The full measure of a man is
not to be found in the man himself,
but in the colors and textures that
come alive in others because of him.
- Albert Schweitzer

Nearly all men can stand adversity,
but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
- Abraham Lincoln PHOTO

The wise man in the storm prays God,
not for safety from danger,
but for deliverance from fear.
It is the storm within which endangers him,
not the storm without.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde PHOTO

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot PHOTO

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl 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

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller PHOTO

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

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

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted,
but beholds it as something
unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
- Albert Schweitzer

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

To measure the man, measure his heart.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

If the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

During the first period of a man's life
the greatest danger is not to take the risk.
- Soren Kierkegaard

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is what a man thinks of himself
that really determines his fate.
- Henry David Thoreau

Every man must decide whether he will
walk in the light of creative altruism
or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives
and not in what he is able to receive.
- Albert Einstein

A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

As long as a man stands in his own way,
everything seems to be in his way.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Science gives man knowledge, which is power;
religion gives man wisdom, which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

No man is free who is not master of himself.
- Epictetus

There is no limit to what a man can do
or where he can go,
if he doesn't mind who gets the credit.
- Robert Woodruff

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear,
but the triumph over it.
The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid,
but he who conquers that fear.
- Nelson Mandela

If thou wilt make a man happy,
add not unto his riches but take away from his desires.
- Epicurus

Behind an able man there are always other able men.
- Chinese proverb

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day,
teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
- Chinese Proverb

Feel Unity with Spirit and All Creation
All things share the same breath the
beast, the tree, the man... the air
shares its spirit with all the life it supports.
- Chief Seattle [actually written by screenwriter Ted Perry in 1972]

How could man rejoice in victory
and delight in the slaughter of men?
- Lao Tzu

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.
It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction
devised by the ingenuity of man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

A man in debt is so far a slave.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

There are other measures of self-respect for a man,
than the number of clean shirts he puts on every day.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Circumstances make man, not man circumstances.
- Mark Twain

Each man is the architect of his own fate.
- Appius Claudius

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

If there is anything that a man can do well,
I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
- Abraham Lincoln

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe,
that lures him to evil ways.
- The Buddha

An honest man is always a child.
- Socrates

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be,
at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Nothing can stop the man with the right
mental attitude from achieving his goal;
nothing on earth can help the man
with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein


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