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Mary Steenburgen Quotes and Sayings

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There's just such a premium on hurrying,
and the camera is the be all and end all,
and the actors had better hurry up and get it right and get it done.
- Mary Steenburgen

I know this is kind of corny, but we thought about
renewing our vows again because I think my mom would
really love it if we did that in Arkansas,
where I came from.
- Mary Steenburgen

It's usually, my people speak to your people and then
they speak around each other and trade calls for weeks.
- Mary Steenburgen

Anything to do with the South resonates with me,
because I'm Southern.
- Mary Steenburgen

 

There's a certain arrogance to an actor who will look
at a script and feel like,
because the words are simple, maybe they can paraphrase it and make it better.
- Mary Steenburgen

I helped found Artists for New South Africa,
but it used to be called Artists for Free South Africa.
Alfre Woodard and a bunch of us started this.
- Mary Steenburgen

I'd already made the decision before I'd even read
it-just because it was John Sayles.
Then when I read it, the themes were actually themes
that have been a big part of my life.
- Mary Steenburgen

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I think that we need to look hard at our beliefs and
be responsible about how we speak out.
- Mary Steenburgen

I take the fact that films cost a lot of money very seriously,
but once in a while to have somebody say,
This is a big scene, take your time with it,
is important.
That's John Sayles.
- Mary Steenburgen

It was a few days later I came out to Hollywood for a screen test,
and so did a lot of other people.
So, I really didn't think I would get it.
I was definitely the one that was least likely to get it,
because everyone else was an already established star.
- Mary Steenburgen

I was this person with this weird last name from New
York that no one had ever heard of.
But my screen test I guess, according to him,
was the best.
So I got the part, which was incredible.
- Mary Steenburgen

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen PHOTO

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow PHOTO

Just when the caterpillar thought
the world was over, it became a butterfly.
- Anonymous PHOTO

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard PHOTO

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Everything is a miracle,
not just the beautiful and lovely things.
- Anonymous PHOTO

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa PHOTO

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed) PHOTO

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh) PHOTO

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

I love you just the way you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Is today a day to gather strength from the storm -
a day to to learn life lessons for the next battle?
Or is today a day to sit by the fire
and watch the storm rage outside?
Either way, the storm is just life.
Give thanks for all of Life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have just three things to teach:
simplicity, patience, compassion.
These three are your greatest treasures.
- Lao Tzu

Hold on... Joyfully.
Holding-on does not have to be
a desperate teeth-gritting kind of holding-on.
Holding-on can be a joyful
"this is just the nature of Life,
so I may as well enjoy it"
kind of holding-on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Just stop it. Seriously.
Whatever it is. Just stop it.
If only for an hour, a day, a week.
Stop doing it long enough to get a glimpse
of what the change would actually look like.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Just Do it!
- Nike ad

Leaders aren't born they are made.
And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.
And that's the price we'll have to pay
to achieve that goal, or any goal.
- Vince Lombardi

The probability that we may fail
in the struggle ought not to deter us
from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
- Abraham Lincoln

If you understand, things are just as they are;
if you do not understand, things are just as they are.
- Zen Proverb

Truth never damages a cause that is just.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

You remember lesson about balance?
Lesson not just karate only. Lesson for whole life.
Whole life have a balance. Everything be better. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Do not quit!
Hundreds of times I have watched people throw in the
towel at the one-yard line while someone else comes
along and makes a fortune by just going that extra yard.
- E. Joseph Cossman

I never had a policy;
I have just tried to do my very best each and every day.
- Abraham Lincoln

With every rising of the sun
Think of your life as just begun.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't need a reason to be happy,
just a choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
- William James

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

We ourselves feel that what we are doing
is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less
because of that missing drop.
- Mother Teresa

A closed mind is like a closed book;
just a block of wood.
- Chinese proverb

Being part of the natural world reminds me
that innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

Every time you hear a bell ring,
it means that some angel's just got his wings.
- It's a Wonderful Life (1946 movie)

What you don't do daily, you probably won't do weekly either.
What you make a habit of putting-off
just keeps getting pushed away again and again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Non-violence is a powerful and just weapon which cuts without wounding
and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed
is always to try just one more time.
- Thomas A. Edison

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

And just dance a little.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

What if we just acted like everything was easy?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

What if we just pretended that life was easy?
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River of Life just flows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Intense love does not measure, it just gives.
- Mother Teresa

One must know not just how to accept a gift,
but with what grace to share it.
- Maya Angelou

Love is like a beautiful flower
which I may not touch,
but whose fragrance makes the garden
a place of delight just the same.
- Helen Keller

People are just as happy
as they make up their minds to be.
- Abraham Lincoln

Improve what you can
and accept all the rest of life
just as it comes.
Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority
is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory.
- Leonardo da Vinci

I wrap the potential for bitterness,
resentment, martyrdom in the blanket of forgiveness
and just set it down.
Then it just melts in the warmth. And goes away.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

As for accomplishments,
I just did what I had to do as things came along.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I have not failed.
I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.
- Thomas Edison

Never give up, for that
is just the place and time
that the tide will turn.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

For a happy marriage,
love and accept your spouse just the way they are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you want to feel rich,
just count all of the things you have that money can't buy.
- Anonymous

You can have anything you want in life if you
just help enough other people get what they want.
- Zig Ziglar

Without zest, what is life?
Just waiting for death?
- Osho

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains,
but the thought which it suggests;
just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones
but in the echoes of our hearts.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Happiness is a butterfly, which, when pursued,
is always just beyond your grasp,
but which, if you will sit down quietly,
may alight upon you.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere


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