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William Wyler Quotes and Sayings

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It's a miserable life in Hollywood.
You're up at five or six o'clock in the morning to
be ready to start shooting at nine.
- William Wyler

I made over forty Westerns.
I used to lie awake nights trying to think up new ways
of getting on and off a horse.
- William Wyler

If anybody doubts my loyalty to my country,
I'll punch him in the nose, and I don't care how old he is.
- William Wyler

Stills belong in the lobby, not on the screen.
- William Wyler

 

It's eighty percent script and twenty percent you get great actors.
There's nothing else to it.
- William Wyler

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

The trick is in what one emphasizes.
We either make ourselves miserable,
or we make ourselves happy.
The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castaneda

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Happiness is often the result of being too busy to be miserable.
- Anonymous

When you cry and weep,
when you are miserable,
you are alone.
When you celebrate,
the whole existence participates with you.
Only in celebration
do we meet the ultimate, the eternal.
Only in celebration
do we go beyond the circle of birth and death.
- Osho

Ecstasy is our very nature;
not to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary.
To be ecstatic is natural, spontaneous.
It needs no effort to be ecstatic,
it needs great effort to be miserable.
That's why you look to tired,
because misery is really hard work;
to maintain it is really difficult,
because you are doing something against nature.
- Osho

Misery nourishes your ego -
that's why you see so many miserable people in the world.
The basic, central point is the ego.
- Osho

Be miserable.
Or motivate yourself.
Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
- Wayne Dyer

No society can surely be flourishing and happy,
of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
- Adam Smith

If my films make one more person miserable,
I'll feel I have done my job.
- Woody Allen

I want to thank my parents for everything I am today -
fat, miserable, and paranoid.
- Anonymous

To love one person with a private love is poor and miserable:
to love all is glorious.
- Thomas Traherne

They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable,
but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?
- Princess Diana

Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.
- Francis Bacon

Do I listen to pop music because I'm miserable or am
I miserable because listen to pop music?
- John Cusack

Fate often puts all the material for happiness and
prosperity into a man's hands just to see how miserable
he can make himself with them.
- Don Marquis

Reduced to a miserable mass level, the level of a Hitler,
German Romanticism broke out into hysterical barbarism.
- Thomas Mann

The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight,
nothing which is more important than his own personal safety,
is a miserable creature and has no chance of being
free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
- John Stuart Mill

In spite of holidays when I was free to visit London
theatres and explore the countryside,
I spent four very miserable years as a colonial at an English school.
- Patrick White

Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.
- Voltaire

No one is so miserable as the poor person who maintains
the appearance of wealth.
- Charles Spurgeon

The miser, starving his brother's body,
starves also his own soul, and at death shall creep
out of his great estate of injustice,
poor and naked and miserable.
- Theodore Parker

What a miserable thing life is: you're living in clover,
only the clover isn't good enough.
- Bertolt Brecht

The miserable failures of capitalist economies in the
Great Depression were root causes of worldwide social and political disasters.
- James Tobin

We weren't put here to be miserable.
We were put here to do the best we can,
and we should take our energy and improve our state of being.
- Lenny Kravitz

Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable.
- Woody Allen

But I married a guy who treated me very badly,
but I was happy.
I was miserable, so I was happy.
- Lynn Johnston

I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly,
acutely miserable, racked with sorrow,
but through it all I still know quite certainly that
just to be alive is a grand thing.
- Agatha Christie

You write a book and you hope somebody will go out
and pay $24.95 for what you've just said.
I think books were my salvation.
Books saved me from being miserable.
- Amy Tan

It is not every man who can be exquisitely miserable,
any more than exquisitely happy.
- James Boswell

We know there's no use in getting miserable,
so we go out on the town instead!
- Lee Ryan

Choosing to be miserable is an option,
but not one I recommend.
- Darren L. Johnson

No thoroughly occupied person was ever found really miserable.
- Walter Savage Landor

So long as you don't feel life's paltry and a miserable business,
the rest doesn't matter, happiness or unhappiness.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Nothing is miserable unless you think it is so.
- Boethius

No one is really miserable who has not tried to cheapen life.
- David Starr Jordan

I spent most of my life locked in my bedroom,
miserable about my raging acne.
- Moon Unit Zappa

There is no more miserable human being than one in
whom nothing is habitual but indecision.
- William James

We must not fear daylight just because it almost always
illuminates a miserable world.
- Rene Magritte

Artie travels all the time.
The rehearsals were just miserable.
Artie and I fought all the time.
He didn't want to do the show with my band;
he just wanted me on acoustic guitar.
- Paul Simon

No thoroughly occupied man was ever yet very miserable.
- Letitia Landon

A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast,
a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
- Francis Bacon

The cello is such a melancholy instrument,
such an isolated, miserable instrument.
- Ritchie Blackmore

Instead of seeing depression as a dysfunction,
it is a functioning phenomenon.
It stops you cold, sets you down, makes you damn miserable.
- James Hillman

But I'm not like sad, depressed miserable person.
I guess sometimes I give off that impression.
- Edward Furlong

No one is more miserable than the person who wills
everything and can do nothing.
- Claudius

There is nothing more miserable in the world than to
arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
- Erma Bombeck

The trouble with many men is that they have got just
enough religion to make them miserable.
If there is not joy in religion, you have got a leak in your religion.
- Billy Sunday

May I kiss you then? On this miserable paper? I might
as well open the window and kiss the night air.
- Franz Kafka

Miserable is a good thing, though.
If you start the day miserable, nobody else can screw up your day.
- Jake Roberts

I love what I do.
When a month goes by and I'm not working,
I'm miserable.
- Roselyn Sanchez

Money is time.
With money I buy for cheerful use the hours which otherwise
would not in any sense be mine;
nay,
which would make me their miserable bondsman.
- George Gissing

I lived rough, by my wits, was homeless,
lived on the streets, lived on friends' floors,
was happy, was miserable.
- Ben Okri

There is no one on earth more disgusting and repulsive than he who gives alms.
Even as there is no one so miserable as he who accepts them.
- Maxim Gorky

Sure you're powerless, sure you're just one person,
sure you can't change anything...
but you don't have to be miserable about it as well.
- Lydia Lunch

Each of the seventeen tribunals during a long period burned annually,
on an average, ten miserable beings!
- John Foxe

I support gay marriage.
I believe they have a right to be as miserable as the rest of us.
- Kinky Friedman

Gay people got a right to be as miserable as everybody else.
- Chris Rock

You don't even have to hate to have a perfectly miserable time.
- Elizabeth Wurtzel

I think that people who get to a certain position,
and then try to ferociously defend it or build on it,
it's kind of a dead-end street.
You see people becoming miserable that way.
- Viggo Mortensen

Nothing need be apprehended from this miserable adventurer.
- Louis Bonaparte

Man is only miserable so far as he thinks himself so.
- Jacopo Sannazaro

But if you don't enjoy doing something,
you'll be miserable no matter how much money you make.
- Bob Schieffer

Now the Bible tells us that we are all by nature,
sinners, that we are slaves to sin and Satan,
and that unless we are converted, or born again,
we must be miserable forever.
- Jupiter Hammon

Locations are all tough, all miserable.
I never left the sound stage for 18 years at Warners.
We never went outside the studio, not even for big scenes.
- Bette Davis

People might love themselves with the most entire and unbounded affection,
and yet be extremely miserable.
- Joseph Butler


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