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Shirley Knight Quotes and Sayings

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There are things that you cannot talk to your mother and father about,
there are things that you cannot talk to your children about.
- Shirley Knight

Related topics: Family

I just let the character speak to me and things appear.
- Shirley Knight

Men are allowed to get older and women are not.
- Shirley Knight

I moved to LA and decided to do films and television,
mainly because the theater in New York is totally dead.
- Shirley Knight

 

So many directors are solely focused on their own success
in Hollywood and multimillion dollar budgets and deals.
- Shirley Knight

I'm writing a book and working on my one-woman show,
Learning To Be Human.
- Shirley Knight

My acting career helped pull me through the rough times.
- Shirley Knight

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Film actors reach a certain level, but they don't get
beyond it unless they work in the theater.
- Shirley Knight

The thing that separates a so-so director and a great
director is a love and caring for film.
- Shirley Knight

I got an agent and went up for the part of my first film,
Five Gates to Hell.
- Shirley Knight

I took individual photographs of Annie Liebovitz,
I kept taking her picture.
- Shirley Knight

The only people you can really share certain things
with in secret are your girlfriends.
- Shirley Knight

It's no accident that Tony Hopkins is a wonderful film actor.
- Shirley Knight

They said this is Vanity Fair, and I said,
Oh, I already take the magazine.
They said Annie Leibovitz wants to take your picture and I thought,
How nice!
- Shirley Knight

My goal was not to be famous or rich but to be good at what I did.
And that required going to New York and studying and working in the theater.
- Shirley Knight

There's no place to act in Kansas.
You're supressed.
- Shirley Knight

This house was our dream-the gardens,
the study, even the swimming pool.
Even though I can't see John when I wake up in the morning,
I can always feel him here with me.
- Shirley Knight

When you're a woman in your 40s, it's not the best time to do films,
because there really aren't that many roles.
Then you reach 50 and there are more roles again.
Mother parts.
- Shirley Knight

I did the occasional odd film, like Endless Love.
- Shirley Knight

There's a great difference between being popular and being an artist.
- Shirley Knight

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

We don't see things as they are,
we see things as we are.
- Anais Nin PHOTO

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb PHOTO

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson PHOTO

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain PHOTO

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

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)

Do all things with love.
- Og Mandino

You never really understand a person
until you consider things from his point of view.
- Harper Lee

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)

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

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

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

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

A time for work, a time for play -
balance in all things.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

I Dream This Day of Wondrous Things,
of Peace and Hope and Pride.
I Dance My Dance with Life Today,
I'm Filled with Love Inside.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes the things you really want
sneak in the back door.
Notice.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Do not allow obligation or immediacy to
bind you to physical things or specific actions.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

It all depends on how we look at things,
and not how they are in themselves.
- Carl Jung

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

The mystery of the beginning
of all things is insoluble by us;
and I for one, must be content to remain an agnostic.
- Charles Darwin

To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan, but also believe.
- Anatole France

Morality is the basis of things
and truth is the substance of all morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When trouble arises and things look bad,
there is always one individual who perceives a solution
and is willing to take command.
Very often, that individual is crazy.
- Dave Barry

A ship in port is safe,
but that's not what ships are built for.
Sail out to sea and do new things.
- Grace Hopper

Men are disturbed not by things,
but by the view which they take of them.
- Epictetus

The highest and most beautiful things in life
are not to be heard about, nor read about, nor seen but,
if one will, are to be lived.
- Soren Kierkegaard

From small beginnings come great things.
- Anonymous

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

You will do foolish things,
but do them with enthusiasm.
- Colette

Things are only impossible until they're not.
- Jean-Luc Picard, character in STAR TREK: The Next Generation

Keep a grateful journal. Every night,
list five things you are grateful for.
- Oprah Winfrey

If you realize that all things change,
there is nothing you will try to hold on to.
If you are not afraid of dying,
there is nothing you cannot achieve.
- Lao Tzu

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

Never do things others can do and will do
if there are things others cannot do or will not do.
- Amelia Earhart

If we let things terrify us,
life will not be worth living.
- Seneca

Practice yourself, for heaven's sake in little things,
and then proceed to greater.
- Epictetus

Mastery is not measured by the number of terrible
things you eliminate from your life, but by
the number of times you eliminate calling them terrible.
- Neale Donald Walsch

There are some things you learn best in calm,
and some in storm.
- Willa Cather

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
- Michael Jordan

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

Learn to do common things uncommonly well;
we must always keep in mind that anything
that helps fill the dinner pail is valuable.
- George Washington Carver

Only love and death will change all things.
- Khalil Gibran

The promises we makes to ourselves are the things
that assure us we have the capacity to keep our promises to others.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

What people say, what people do,
and what they say they do
are entirely different things.
- Margaret Mead


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