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Lee Grant Quotes and Sayings

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I've been married to one Marxist and one Fascist,
and neither one would take the garbage out.
- Lee Grant

Related topics: Marriage

I don't think I fit the Marilyn Maxwell mode.
- Lee Grant

This is our lives.
The way to give it dignity is to tell the truth.
- Lee Grant

I know what you go through when you learn someone close to you has died.
- Lee Grant

 

Every actor in the room honored Sidney for being there so many years before.
And everybody was so moved to be at a place where history was being made again.
It was tangible.
- Lee Grant

I am proud of Kirk.
I think he drums to his own drummer in every way.
- Lee Grant

I did my very first film with Kirk in Detective Story
when he was the greatest,
greatest star in the world.
I fell in love with him, had a crush on him then.
- Lee Grant

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It's a very good feeling to be around a man who thinks women are juicy.
- Lee Grant

You don't need a love scene to show love.
- Lee Grant

Kirk is a man, and he loves it.
He loves women.
- Lee Grant

When I became a director, I wanted to convince a very
reluctant Sidney into allowing me to go on the journey of his life.
Sidney had gone ahead of every other African American actor.
- Lee Grant

A lot of very, very big stars were going down and not
being seen or heard from again.
Kirk took a huge chance in putting a blacklisted writer's
name on the screen and somehow or other,
he survived it, like he survives everything.
- Lee Grant

People break down after a couple of hours.
All the defenses go down, and there's a kind of communication
that if I spent 20 years in a living room with one of these people,
I would never, never know as much about them as I do in that one day.
- Lee Grant

What goes on between a father and a son,
which is usually such a private matter,
is that they are able to be honest with each other,
and be honest with me, as a director.
It's just remarkable.
- Lee Grant

My instinct was that it was Sidney's childhood in the
Bahamas that gave him the fearlessness to fight racism.
So this documentary was a kind of rounding out of what
had begun in that scene in In the Heat of the Night.
- Lee Grant

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier PHOTO

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

An "always been" does not mean I must choose "what must be."
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Calm provides clarity. Pause to consider
the gifts you have been given,
the difference you have made
and the direction in which you are headed.
- Anonymous

My experience has been that work is
almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

I have always been regretting that
I was not as wise as the day I was born.
- Henry David Thoreau

The highest thinkers of the ages,
the seers of the tribes and the nations,
have been optimists.
- Helen Keller

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

To have done anything just for money
is to have been truly idle.
- Henry David Thoreau

Love like you've never been hurt,
dance like no one is watching,
live as though heaven is on earth.
- Satchel Paige

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth
until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran PHOTO

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

Education is what survives when
what has been learned has been forgotten.
- B. F. Skinner

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared
believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

All life is change.
Release your attachment to the way things have been,
and wend your way joyfully
through life's unfolding majesty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

What work I have done I have done because it has been play.
If it had been work I shouldn't have done it.
- Mark Twain

What is a weed? A plant whose virtues
have never been discovered.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cheer for endings - whether goals have been met or not -
whether the ending is tidy or ragged.
Without endings, there would be neither the opportunity
nor the incentive to think new thoughts,
and to begin great new projects.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is too short, time is too precious,
and the stakes are too high
to dwell on what might have been.
- Hilary Clinton

Like a Butterfly, I have been Reborn
with Bold Colors and Strong Wings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No person was ever honored for what he received.
Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
- Calvin Coolidge

You have not been abandoned.
You are never alone, except by your own choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The world has always been in an uproar,
and it always will be.
Choose Peace. Choose to live with Peace.
Choose to interact peacefully with everyone -
especially those whose instinct is not to be peaceful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I accept everything that ever has been,
with no regrets, no resentments, and no call for vengeance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

God, as Truth, has been for me a treasure beyond price.
May He be so to every one of us.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Competition has been shown to be useful
up to a certain point and no further,
but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today,
begins where competition leaves off.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

When we quarrel, how we wish we had been blameless.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea.
It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience,
something that never has been and never could
have been experienced by anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

Pick up a stone that feels good to you
and is small enough to hold in one hand.
Consider how long that stone has been around
and what enormous pressure it has experienced.
Draw strength from its long history.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

The wish for healing has always been half of health.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The heart is always right -
if there's a question of choosing between the mind and the heart -
because mind is a creation of the society.
It has been educated.
You have been given it by the society, not by existence.
The heart is unpolluted.
- Osho

One never notices what has been done;
one can only see what remains to be done.
- Marie Curie

NO ONE has been granted the authority to tell me
how my life should be lived.
I answer only to myself and to Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I accept that no one else has ever been to blame
for either my joy or my suffering.
The entire cause of all my joys and all my sufferings
is my own emotional response to the events of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your innermost core has always been pure.
Purity is intrinsic to you,
it cannot be taken away.
- Osho

I have compassion for everyone who has ever
been a player upon the stage of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

Visualize your end result as having already been accomplished.
Let the image of your success play on the giant screen
in full color with surround sound -
so real you can smell and taste it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A working definition of Honor is,
"respect or esteem that has been earned."
Contemplate that for a moment.
It would be very special to earn the respect and esteem
of our family, our friends, our co-workers, our community, wouldn't it?
If anything, it is of even more moment to honor yourself.
Those who are successful and happy earn their own
self-respect and self-esteem.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One may as well dam for water tanks
the people's cathedrals and churches,
for no holier temple has ever
been consecrated by the heart of man.
- John Muir

Lovers who have been left, lose confidence and become afraid.
They learn to leave relationships first.
The broken hearted become the heart breakers.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we come into the present,
we begin to feel the life around us again,
but we also encounter whatever we have been avoiding.
We must have the courage to face whatever is present -
our pain, our desires, our grief,
our loss, our secret hopes our love -
everything that moves us most deeply.
- Jack Kornfield

All the Buddhas of all the ages have been
telling you a very simple fact:
Be - don't try to become.
Within these two words, be and becoming,
your whole life is contained.
Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance.
- Osho

I do not fear death.
I had been dead for billions and billions
of years before I was born,
and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.
- Mark Twain

I forgive everyone for every "wrong"
that I believe they have ever inflicted upon me.
I forgive them for my own sake,
that I may release the venom -
the anger and resentment within myself -
and regain my joy and serenity.
I have compassion for everyone who has ever
been a player upon the stage of my life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The road to perdition has ever been
accompanied by lip service to an ideal.
- Albert Einstein


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