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Shunryu Suzuki Quotes and Sayings

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Preparing food is not just about yourself and others.
It is about everything!
- Shunryu Suzuki

The world is its own magic.
- Shunryu Suzuki

When you do something, you should burn yourself up completely,
like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.
- Shunryu Suzuki

In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities,
in the expert's mind there are few.
- Shunryu Suzuki

 

Without accepting the fact that everything changes,
we cannot find perfect composure.
But unfortunately, although it is true,
it is difficult for us to accept it.
Because we cannot accept the truth of transience,
we suffer.
- Shunryu Suzuki

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

Failure to prepare is preparing to fail.
- John Wooden

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Let us honor all children,
and put ourselves into service
preparing a magnificent
earthly home for future generations.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I'm just preparing my impromptu remarks.
- Winston Churchill

Time rushes towards us with its hospital tray of infinitely varied narcotics,
even while it is preparing us for its inevitably fatal operation.
- Tennessee Williams

Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!
- Wallace Stevens

I speak on due consideration because Britain,
France, and Mexico, have abolished slavery,
and all other European states are preparing to abolish
it as speedily as they can.
- William H. Seward

Thousands of mercenaries, who have trained in camps
on the territory of Chechnya as well as come in from abroad,
are actually preparing to impose extremist ideas on the whole world.
- Boris Yeltsin

Uncle Junior is a criminal, which makes him a villain,
so it makes people want to watch him.
My whole life as an actor has been preparing for something like this.
- Dominic Chianese

The devil will let a preacher prepare a sermon if it
will keep him from preparing himself.
- Vance Havner

Well physically preparing for the role,
definitely and then continuing to stay physically fit throughout filming,
getting up, 4.00 4.30 in the morning.
- Brandon Routh

I just happen to like the work.
I like preparing for a role.
I like reading.
I like analyzing.
I like literature.
I like emotions.
I like working with other actors.
- Elle Macpherson

Peace for us means the destruction of Israel.
We are preparing for an all-out war,
a war which will last for generations.
- Yasser Arafat

We are taking the steps necessary to be ready to send
whatever assistance is requested of us,
and we are preparing to receive citizens who seek refuge in our state.
- Jennifer Granholm

I am recording my first CD in Spanish and preparing
myself for the next stage of my career.
- Alicia Machado

And the Institute sent me a little film footage of
Kinsey himself preparing to do an interview for television to talk about his work,
so that was quite valuable for me.
- Liam Neeson

When preparing to climb a mountain -
pack a light heart.
- Dan May

Preparing for a future in music is an expensive proposition.
- Itzhak Perlman

A whole generation of Americans will retire in poverty instead of prosperity,
because they simply are not preparing for retirement now.
- Scott Cook

Instead of being on teams at school,
I was preparing for auditions.
- Shawn Ashmore

When I was preparing for the film for tree weeks,
with David Cronenberg, I had a lady friend come over.
- John Lone

I'm preparing for a multimedia theater piece,
Airport Music, that's coming up in New York City.
- Jessica Hagedorn

It is an unfortunate fact that we can secure peace
only by preparing for war.
- John F. Kennedy

In preparing for battle I have always found that
plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Fifty years after half a million gypsies were exterminated
in the Second World War -
thousands of them in Auschwitz -
we're again preparing the mass killing of this minority.
- Antonio Tabucchi

You say a new era in art is preparing;
you sensed it coming; continue your studies without weakening.
God will do the rest.
- Paul Cezanne

As a part of preparing those lawsuits,
learning about those lawsuits, I learned about the
various nuclear issues in parts of the nuclear production
process I guess you'd say.
- Tom Udall

Our modern states are preparing for war without even
knowing the future enemy.
- Alfred Adler

I concentrate on preparing to swim my race and let
the other swimmers think about me,
not me about them.
- Amanda Beard

I didn't know how to go about preparing for the part
of someone who can't remember who he is.
The frustration angle is written in,
but there's also this incredible passive state.
- Tom Berenger

I used to hurt so badly that I'd ask God why,
what have I done to deserve any of this? I feel now
He was preparing me for this,
for the future.
That's the way I see it.
- Eden Phillpotts

I am not preparing myself or my family for anything but life.
- Michael Zaslow

It is important to experiment and endlessly seek after
creating the best possible flavors when preparing foods.
That means not being afraid to experiment with various ingredients.
- Rocco DiSpirito

It's silly to work hard the whole week and then spoil
it by not preparing properly before the game.
- Arsene Wenger

Right now I am preparing for another art exhibit in November in Palm Desert.
- Dwayne Hickman

Canada is preparing to play a major role in the continued
stability and security of Afghanistan through ISAF.
- Paul Cellucci

We are now preparing for the reform of the yuan's exchange rate system.
For such reforms to take place, we need good economic conditions...
and we need to do it under tight control.
- Wu Yi

When preparing for a concert, I do lots of training.
I work with a choreographer to create great moves and
then I have to keep my voice strong with lessons.
- Miley Cyrus

If you are truly serious abut preparing your child for the future,
don't teach him to subtract teach him to deduct.
- Fran Lebowitz

All great work is preparing yourself for the accident to happen.
- Sidney Lumet

I liked the ceremony, the ritual of preparing cocaine,
as much as doing it.
I did it for a year, loved it, then stopped.
Now I feel the same way about cooking.
- Kiefer Sutherland

When they are preparing for war, those who rule by
force speak most copiously about peace until they have
completed the mobilization process.
- Stefan Zweig

I got my dailies every day, although I couldn't always
look at them because I was usually preparing for the next day's shoot,
both as an actress and as the director.
- Debbie Allen

To be a consistent winner means preparing not just one day,
one month or even one year - but for a lifetime.
- Bill Rodgers

But I don't bet the farm on any of those possibilities,
either.
I'm also preparing, intelligently, to walk away from this,
and walk away from it happy to have had the experience.
- Michael Shanks

I do beseech you to direct your efforts more to preparing
youth for the path and less to preparing the path for the youth.
- Ben Lindsey

With science fiction I think we are preparing ourselves for contact with them,
whoever they may be.
- Dwight Schultz

Instead of joyfully looking forward to my birth,
my mother began systematically preparing for her own death.
She was fatalistic.
- Lorna Luft

I have an idea that the phrase 'weaker sex' was coined
by some woman to disarm the man she was preparing to overwhelm.
- Ogden Nash

When I was doing half-hour shows, I loved it and was
preparing myself for the hour shows.
Then when I did the hour shows, I was preparing myself
for the specials and features.
- Richard Donner

I spent the first twenty years of my writing career
preparing for the mystery genre,
which is my favorite literary form.
- Sue Grafton

We've had some fairly intensive discussions leading
up to these meetings between NATO and Russia,
preparing for them, and it's going to be a very important six months for NATO.
- Warren Christopher

I don't want to bother them and ruin the party they
are preparing so carefully at La Scala.
- Riccardo Muti

Preparing our city to achieve its destiny will require strong leadership.
- Thomas Menino

But I warn my colleagues that we will fail in our efforts
to protect the homeland if we do not take additional
steps to avoid a trade-off between protecting ourselves
against terrorists attacks and preparing for and responding to natural disasters.
- David E. Price

I've gotten very good at scheduling my life,
scheduling the scene and preparing myself for knowing,
saving the energy, consuming the energy,
knowing when to go for it and having the available
reserves to be able to do that.
You have to think about that, because it's endurance.
- Tom Cruise

If we have reason to believe someone is preparing an attack against the U.S.,
has developed that capability, harbours those aspirations,
then I think the U.S.
is justified in dealing with that, if necessary,
by military force.
- Dick Cheney

More time on paperwork means less time spent with students
or preparing lessons for students.
It is as simple as that.
The numerous reforms in the bill will go a long way
to free our time of special educators.
- Christopher Bond

I don't know any other lifestyle.
I get up in the morning and I really do feel that the world is my oyster,
and I start that way, the same as I would if I were
preparing to write a song:
put a blank piece of paper up on the piano and you go for it.
- Lesley Gore

Some months ago, while I was preparing a new work,
I told a young cinema executive my intention of including
in a soundtrack two themes from Bach.
But when he asked me which has been the last hit from that Bach?,
then I knew that I had no longer place in cinema.
- Maurice Jarre

Some think that by preparing to deal with crises you make them more likely.
I think the wiser judgment is the contrary.
In this area at least, if you want peace or stability,
it's better to prepare for war or instability.
- Timothy Geithner

He would see civilization in danger of perishing under
the oppression of a gigantic paradox:
he would see multitudes of people starving in the midst of plenty,
and nations preparing for war although pledged to peace.
- Arthur Henderson

There are so many scenarios here.
We tried to prepare for the worst summer in 40 years
and build assumptions based on that.
We're preparing for the worst, but we're hoping for the best.
And I've told people the end is in sight.
- Gray Davis

Of your own indefatigable labor from early dawn and
of your explicit instructions,
that the batteries should reserve their ammunition,
until the grand charge should commence,
for which the enemy were undoubtedly preparing.
- John Bigelow

A man who is eating or lying with his wife or preparing
to go to sleep in humility,
thankfulness and temperance, is, by Christian standards,
in an infinitely higher state than one who is listening
to Bach or reading Plato in a state of pride.
- C. S. Lewis

Last summer when we were preparing for the movie,
I actually kind of wanted to stay fairly uninformed about it.
As we went through the process that we do in the movie,
I wanted to be a little wide-eyed.
- Thomas Haden Church


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