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William Goldman Quotes and Sayings

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Life is pain, highness.
Anyone who tells you differently is selling something.
- William Goldman

Life isn't fair.
It's just fairer than death, that's all.
- William Goldman

Yes, I am a failed playwright.
I had three shows on Broadway by the time I was 30.
They all flopped, and I fled.
- William Goldman

Being a screenwriter is not enough for a full creative life.
- William Goldman

 

We are men of action, lies do not become us.
- William Goldman

As far as the filmmaking process is concerned,
stars are essentially worthless - and absolutely essential.
- William Goldman

The easiest thing to do on earth is not write.
- William Goldman

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But this is life on earth, you can't have everything.
- William Goldman

You can never trust what you read.
- William Goldman

There is one crucial rule that must be followed in all creative meetings.
Never speak first.
At least at the start, your job is to shut up.
- William Goldman

Never argue with your wife about hostility when she's a certified Freudian.
- William Goldman

One way an author dies a little each day is when his books go out of print.
- William Goldman

Nobody knows anything.
- William Goldman

The life of inner peace,
being harmonious and without stress,
is the easiest type of existence.
- Norman Vincent Peale PHOTO

Life's burdens are lighter when I laugh at myself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson PHOTO

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

The book of life is filled with incoherent riddles.
Life's true lessons are inscribed in a corner of the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The essence of life is not in
the great victories and grand failures,
but in the simple joys.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous PHOTO

Play with life, laugh with life,
dance lightly with life,
and smile at the riddles of life,
knowing that life's only true lessons
are writ small in the margin.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life is a reflection of intent.
Love reflects love.
Hate reflects hate.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

You don't have the power to make life "fair,"
but you do have the power to make life joyful.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to Dance in the Rain.
- Vivian Greene

Life is always lived in the eye-of-the-storm
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Time, like life itself, has no inherent meaning.
We give our own meaning to time as to life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is really simple,
but we insist on making it complicated.
- Confucius

Bringing a childlike wonder
and a beginner's mind to life
maximizes both success and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a succession of lessons
which must be lived to be understood.
- Helen Keller

Happiness walks on busy feet.
- Kitte Turmell

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

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

If you aren't in the moment,
you are either looking forward to uncertainty,
or back to pain and regret.
- Jim Carrey

Happiness cannot thrive within the prison of obligation
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Beware the Rattlesnake of the Mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anger is like a thorn in the heart.
- Yiddish Proverb

Happiness depends upon ourselves.
- Aristotle

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

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

Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

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

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal
with the intent of throwing it at someone else;
you are the one who gets burned.
- The Buddha

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Life expands to fill your dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Clouds come floating into my life,
no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Joy is a choice - but it isn't an easy choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Choose Inner Peace.
Nothing is worth losing your inner peace.
Take action as circumstances require,
but never surrender your inner peace.
Stop. Breathe deeply.
Close your eyes and breathe deeply again.
Then, and only then, take action -
from a peaceful heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

Dance Lightly With Life:
Today is your day to
dance lightly with life,
sing wild songs of adventure,
soar your spirit,
unfurl your joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is an adventure.
I can only wonder what treasure
awaits at the top of the path.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

Life is 10 percent what happens to me
and 90 percent how I react to it.
- Charles Swindoll

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle,
and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
- The Buddha

I have found that if you love life,
life will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

Life is a song - sing it.
Life is a game - play it.
Life is a challenge - meet it.
Life is a dream - realize it.
Life is a sacrifice - offer it.
Life is love - enjoy it.
- Sai Baba

Life is not about how fast you run
or how high you climb
but how well you bounce.
- Vivian Komori

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is too important to be taken seriously.
- Oscar Wilde


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