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Donne Quotes

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I still read Donne, particularly his love poems.
- Carol Ann Duffy

Related topics: Poetry

Reason is our soul's left hand, faith her right.
- John Donne

More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
- John Donne

Love built on beauty, soon as beauty,
dies.
- John Donne

 

Be thine own palace, or the world's thy jail.
- John Donne

When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book,
but translated into a better language.
- John Donne

Art is the most passionate orgy within man's grasp.
- John Donne

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Despair is the damp of hell, as joy is the serenity of heaven.
- John Donne

God employs several translators; some pieces are translated by age,
some by sickness, some by war, some by justice.
- John Donne

Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind;
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
it tolls for thee.
- John Donne

Love, all alike, no season knows, nor clime,
nor hours, days, months, which are the rags of time.
- John Donne

But I do nothing upon myself, and yet I am my own executioner.
- John Donne

And new Philosophy calls all in doubt,
the element of fire is quite put out;
the Sun is lost,
and the earth, and no mans wit can well direct him where to look for it.
- John Donne

As virtuous men pass mildly away, and whisper to their souls to go,
whilst some of their sad friends do say,
the breath goes now, and some say no.
- John Donne

Since you would save none of me, I bury some of you.
- John Donne

No man is an island, entire of itself;
every man is a piece of the continent.
- John Donne

Busy old fool, unruly Sun, why dost thou thus through
windows and through curtains call on us? Must to thy
motions lovers seasons run?
- John Donne

I am two fools, I know, for loving, and for saying so in whining poetry.
- John Donne

But let them sleep, Lord, and me mourn a space.
- John Donne

He must pull out his own eyes, and see no creature,
before he can say, he sees no God; He must be no man,
and quench his reasonable soul, before he can say to himself,
there is no God.
- John Donne

For God's sake hold your tongue, and let me love.
- John Donne

No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace as I have
seen in one autumnal face.
- John Donne

Affliction is a treasure, and scarce any man hath enough of it.
- John Donne

The day breaks not, it is my heart.
- John Donne

Humiliation is the beginning of sanctification.
- John Donne

Pleasure is none, if not diversified.
- John Donne

I observe the physician with the same diligence as the disease.
- John Donne

Wicked is not much worse than indiscreet.
- John Donne

Nature's great masterpiece, an elephant;
the only harmless great thing.
- John Donne

As states subsist in part by keeping their weaknesses from being known,
so is it the quiet of families to have their chancery
and their parliament within doors,
and to compose and determine all emergent differences there.
- John Donne

Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful,
for thou art not so.
For, those, whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow.
Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
- John Donne

When I joined Custer I donned the uniform of a soldier.
It was a bit awkward at first but I soon got to be
perfectly at home in men's clothes.
- Calamity Jane

Richard Donner is one of the few directors in Hollywood
that can make whatever movie he wants exactly the way he wants it.
No one will stop him.
- Larry Wachowski

I'm open to comments.
I'm open to objective points of view,
because I've been very narrow and very subjective.
- Richard Donner

It's only been a couple of times in my life that I've
really locked horns with actors.
It did not hurt the films, it just hurt the moment of the filmmaking.
- Richard Donner

That's how you get a performance - they put trust in you.
- Richard Donner

I was really disappointed that Warner Bros.
didn't think highly enough of my film or my filmmaking
to ask me to make the new Superman.
- Richard Donner

I was an actor...
or, at least, I was trying to be an actor.
- Richard Donner

I was tweaked by the idea of Superman immediately.
- Richard Donner

I had life threats, because people accused me of approaching
Brando as God and his son was Jesus.
I literally had people saying my blood would run in
the streets for doing that.
- Richard Donner

In motion pictures, the actor rules.
The camera served the actor.
- Richard Donner

With The Omen, I really felt I wasn't in control.
It was panic.
- Richard Donner

I realized what you could do in motion pictures by
surrounding yourself with geniuses.
- Richard Donner

Working with Christopher, he convinced me he could fly,
and he's convinced me he's going to walk again.
- Richard Donner

People say, You paid your dues, but I never paid any dues.
It's always been a great trip.
- Richard Donner

I was very lucky.
I started my own commercial company.
- Richard Donner

Soon it's all going to be digital anyway.
It's all going to be saved on a little coin somewhere.
- Richard Donner

They fired director Richard Donner because they didn't want to pay him,
and he's the reason the franchise became so successful in the first place.
There's a big part of Superman II that he did that no one has ever seen.
- Margot Kidder

When you make a film, you like to run it with an audience.
They tell you you're narrow-minded or subjective,
or that seems too long, or that doesn't work.
- Richard Donner

Superman was never previewed because the producers
didn't trust Warners with the film.
- Richard Donner

Some actors just won't bend, and then it's a bitch.
You either fight or find ways of putting your words
in their mouth and letting them say it back at you.
- Richard Donner

I think what some people are doing with effects is starting to get silly.
It's overused.
- Richard Donner

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 was painting sets, working in editorial as an assistant,
driving their trucks, lying that I knew how to drive a truck,
and doing commercials and documentaries.
- Richard Donner

I've always wanted to do a Crichton book.
I really love his writing.
- Richard Donner

It's developing a relationship with actors that makes it work.
- Richard Donner

Donner likes what he does and enjoys being on a set.
He doesn't have to do it, its not like he has to make the rent.
When I get to be his age and still enjoy what I'm doing like him,
I'd be lucky.
- Ethan Embry

How was I going to make a man fly? How was I going
to convince the public that an actor could fly?
- Richard Donner

It was just the thrill of a lifetime.
Brando and Hackman were two of my heroes.
- Richard Donner

When when my first feature opportunity came along,
I wasn't prepared, but we did it in about 17 days.
- Richard Donner

If you had the opportunity and some talent,
there was no way you couldn't progress,
because it was an open market.
There was the advertising world, and there was the documentary world.
- Richard Donner

First cuts are a bitch for a director,
because it's been so many months and you put your trust
in your editor and you're going to see your film assembled for the first time.
You look at it and go, This is terrible.
I hate it.
- Richard Donner

It was 1978 when Superman came out, and I kept thinking,
Why don't they do something about it? They've done
all these crappy attempts at comic book film adaptations.
What can we do different? Why don't we just re-release this thing?
- Richard Donner

It was the beginning of film for television.
So we had all of these great opportunities.
Northwestern was probably the only major film school
of its kind at the time that was graduating anybody important.
- Richard Donner

Donning a glove for a backyard toss,
or watching a ball game,
or just reflecting upon our baseball days,
we are players again, forever young.
- John Thorn

Success sometimes can really bite you in the shorts.
- Donny Osmond

With the song 'This Christmas' I wanted to do something
that was kind of different.
I mean, Donny Hathaway is an amazing artist.
So I wanted to bring my flavor to the song so when
people over the age of 45 or 50 hear it they'll be like 'OK,
he did his thing with that record.' It's like I can
appeal to everybody and not just a younger demographic.
- Chris Brown

You have to believe in yourself, otherwise you can't do it.
If you don't believe in yourself, how do expect anyone
else to? Because ultimately,
you're the one who has to do it.
- Donny Osmond

I don't want my album coming out with a 'G' rating.
Nobody would buy it.
- Donny Osmond

My father instilled in me the attitude of prevailing.
If there's a challenge, go for it.
If there's a wall to break down, break it down.
- Donny Osmond

I never smile unless I mean it.
- Donny Osmond


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