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Olympia Dukakis Quotes and Sayings

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God is not something I think about but something I experience as an energy,
a Presence.
I do find it easier to pray to a female Presence or an androgynous Presence.
- Olympia Dukakis

Thankfully, it became clear to me that when I compete,
I lose my connection to the passion I have for my work.
- Olympia Dukakis

When I was a kid, I'd kneel down at the side of my
bed every night before I went to sleep,
and my mother and I would say a Greek prayer to the Virgin Mary.
- Olympia Dukakis

My husband is a fall-away Catholic, but with a vengeance.
He's actually more of a feminist than I am.
- Olympia Dukakis

 

Winning is everything in Hollywood.
- Olympia Dukakis

I think it's because most of us talk one way and live another.
There are a few people who truly, truly walk the talk.
- Olympia Dukakis

I think we're socialized out of being women,
and then we have to find our way back to it.
That's hard to do.
- Olympia Dukakis

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I sometimes truly despair at ever being meaningfully
altered and affected by the things I claim are so important to me.
- Olympia Dukakis

You don't stay married for thirty-nine years because
of sex or even because of love,
but because your partner is a real friend to you,
because they respect and regard you.
- Olympia Dukakis

When my children were born, I didn't have them baptized
because I felt baptism was about erasing Original Sin -
something the Church said children got from their mother -
and I absolutely refused to believe women carry Original Sin.
- Olympia Dukakis

Most of us are not real eager to grow,
myself included.
We try to be happy by staying in the status quo.
But if we're not willing to be honest with ourselves about what we feel,
we don't evolve.
- Olympia Dukakis

I feel it most in my work, because there aren't roles
about women who are spiritually evolving.
That anyone would even write something like that,
something that's worth doing, would be a miracle!
- Olympia Dukakis

Stories about the ongoing dramas in our lives as we
age are not being told because women find it difficult
to be honest about what's going on -
about,
for example, our heightened sexuality as we age or
about living in a society that only values youth.
- Olympia Dukakis

I think we have to be careful about what we label as
a prerequisite for spirituality.
I don't think you have to know a lot to have a spiritual life,
but knowing gives life richness.
- Olympia Dukakis

I talk to women's groups all over the country and see
women struggling with this.
The fear of not being accepted, of being different,
of not having a man, all make it hard for a woman to
do what she really believes is right for her.
- Olympia Dukakis

The rest of us are still trying to find ways to live
in the world with spirit-ual values.
Myself included.
We've learned certain skills, we've learned to prevail somewhat,
but we've not made it over the mountain.
- Olympia Dukakis

Sometimes I feel as if four thousand years of silencing women,
of the fear of women who were burned in oil or eviscerated
in front of their daughters,
is imprinted deep within me and has altered my DNA.
- Olympia Dukakis

So I constantly play women who are damaged and out of touch,
who are seeking without knowing, or knowing without
the skills to transform their lives.
But then, that's really the fate of many women today.
- Olympia Dukakis

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

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

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer) PHOTO

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart PHOTO

When the vast cathedral of our being
becomes a sanctuary for all creation,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie 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

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17 PHOTO

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Start living now.
Stop saving the good china
for that special occasion.
Stop withholding your love
until that special person materializes.
Every day you are alive is a special occasion.
Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
- Mary Manin Morrissey

From the solemn gloom of the temple
children run out to sit in the dust,
God watches them play and forgets the priest.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Mother is the name for God
in the lips and hearts of little children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

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

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

A coincidence is a small miracle in which
God chooses to remain anonymous.
- Anonymous

Non-violence requires a double faith,
faith in God and also faith in man.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

God doesn't require us to succeed;
He only requires that you try.
- Mother Teresa

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God
who is sending a love letter to the world.
- Mother Teresa

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

If I am capable of grasping God objectively,
I do not believe, but precisely because
I cannot do this I must believe.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want.
It is the belief that God will do what is right.
- Max Lucado

God is, even though the whole world deny him.
Truth stands, even if there be no public support.
It is self-sustained.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Where love is, there God is also.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves,
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

Where there is unconditional love,
there is no room for unhappiness.
Whenever I look in the mirror today,
I will say to myself: "That Is The Face Of God."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

What you are is God's gift to you:
what you become is your gift to god.
- Anthony Dalla Villa

We are most like God when we forgive.
- Anonymous

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

Know thyself, and thou shalt know the Universe and God.
- Pythagoras

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

When God closes a door, he opens a window.
- Anonymous

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

We should take care not to make the intellect our god;
it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
- Albert Einstein

Prayer doesn't change God, but changes him who prays
- Soren Kierkegaard

The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard

We must be ready to learn from one another,
not claiming that we alone possess all truth
and that somehow we have a corner on God.
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu

We live in a spiritual Universe.
God is in, through, around and for us.
- Ernest Holmes

Our creator is the same and never changes
despite the names given Him by people here
and in all parts of the world.
Even if we gave Him no name at all,
He would still be there, within us,
waiting to give us good on this earth.
- George Washington Carver

That deep emotional conviction of the presence
of a superior reasoning power, which is revealed
in the incomprehensible universe, forms my idea of God.
- Albert Einstein

When the universal sacraments of compassion and joy
fill the vast cathedral of our being,
we become the face of God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To have a friendship with God,
all I really have to do is have
a friendship with my Self.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Each one of us is an outlet to God
and an inlet to God.
- Ernest Holmes

We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking
only to learn that it is God shaking them.
- Charles West

Your talent is God's gift to you.
- Leo Buscaglia

Nature is my manifestation of God.
I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

God has no religion.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I can see, and that is why I can be happy,
in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden.
I can see a God-made world, not a manmade world.
- Helen Keller

Friends are the siblings God never gave us.
- Mencius

Don't seek God in temples.
He is close to you.
He is within you.
Only you should surrender to Him
and you will rise above happiness and unhappiness.
- Leo Tolstoy

You are the Face of God
- Karen Drucker

When you find your path, you must not be afraid.
You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes.
Disappointment, defeat, and despair are
the tools God uses to show us the way.
- Paulo Coelho

Stop asking God to bless what you're doing.
Get involved in what God is doing -
because it's already blessed.
- Bono


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