„Never stop. Never stop fighting. Never stop dreaming. And don’t be afraid of wearing your heart on your sleeve - in declaring the films that you love, the films that you want to make, the life that you’ve had, and the lives you can help reflect in cinema. For myself, for a long time… maybe I felt inauthentic or something, I felt like my voice wasn’t worth hearing, and I think everyone’s voice is worth hearing. So if you’ve got something to say, say it from the rooftops.“
„Remember, when someone says ‘you’ve changed,’ it usually just means you’ve stopped living your life their way.“
— Ricky Gervais English comedian, actor, director, producer, musician, writer, and former radio presenter 1961
„I've wished for things and never really had the chance… It's time to stop dreaming and do something about it. You've got to know what you want, then… go.“
— Deb Caletti American writer 1963
Source: The Six Rules of Maybe
— Tryon Edwards American theologian 1809 - 1894
Source: A Dictionary of Thoughts, 1891, p. 51.
„Everyone must dream. We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming — well, that’s like saying you can never change your fate. Isn’t that true?“
Variant: Everyone must dream. We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming — well, that’s like saying you can never change your fate. Isn’t that true?
Source: The Hundred Secret Senses (1995)
„Just because somebody hears something you say, or reads something that you write, doesn’t mean you’ve reached them.“
— Frank Zappa American musician, songwriter, composer, and record and film producer 1940 - 1993
Oui interview (1979)
Context: Just because somebody hears something you say, or reads something that you write, doesn’t mean you’ve reached them. With reading comprehension being what it is in the U. S., you can safely toss that one out the window. If you want to judge by the listening habits of people who buy records, the first thing they do is put it on and talk over it.
„Yes, I'm actually a fan of all things Disney, I utilize that in my craft, because I think Disney movies are crafted so well that they can be studied as well as film can be studied. What people do is they hear it in my voice, they can hear him in my voice, because he is me, he's not like a made-up character, he is me they can hear it in my voice, and when they hear that they ask "Are you the guy who played Sebastian the crab, because you look like him."“
— Samuel E. Wright American actor 1946
„There are certain injustices in this life you’ve got to do something about. You can’t just say that you can’t fight it, or it’s too much trouble, or that you don’t have the time or the effort, or that you can’t win.“
— Harlan Ellison American writer 1934 - 2018
Autograph profile (2010)
Context: I go to bed angry every night, I wake up angry every morning. There are certain injustices in this life you’ve got to do something about. You can’t just say that you can’t fight it, or it’s too much trouble, or that you don’t have the time or the effort, or that you can’t win. Forget all that. Fight them all! I fight them all because you never know which one is the big one. You never know which you give up and then it will come back and bite you in the ass. You never look away from a mountain lion, you lock eyes and you don’t let him get behind you.
„You try to cope with the mass audience, but in fact you are not doing something for them—I would be fighting with myself. I thought, I don’t have to make big films, I can make small films that I can be happy with. I can find my own audience.“
— Wong Kar-wai Hong Kong screenwriter, film producer and film director 1958
"Wong Kar-wai by Han Ong" in Bomb Magazine (1 Janaury 1998) https://bombmagazine.org/articles/wong-kar-wai-1/
„There in that pool stained with green blood, he had learned two things: one was that all the pain stopped when you stopped fighting death; and the other was that as long as you could still hear your heart beating, you had to keep fighting back.“
Source: Coin Locker Babies
„Your success stops where your character stops. You can never rise above the limitations of your character.“
— John C. Maxwell American author, speaker and pastor 1947
„People always criticize. If they want to, they will find something to criticize. Hey, we all criticize. You like a film or you don’t. It’s up to you. You can’t stop that anyway. That’s part of human nature“
— Nancy Kwan Chinese-American actress and restauranter 1939
How Nancy Kwan Went From Ballet to the Big Screen https://www.shondaland.com/live/a22986681/nancy-kwan-interview/ (September 11, 2018)
— Adolf Hitler Führer and Reich Chancellor of Germany, Leader of the Nazi Party 1889 - 1945
15 February 1945.
Disputed, The Testament of Adolf Hitler (1945)
„I gave destiny a push to make it happen. You study history, so stop your pathetic whining. You know better than most that destiny happens to us, it is never something we call forth.“
— Lawrence M. Schoen American writer and klingonist 1959
Source: Barsk: The Elephants' Graveyard (2015), Chapter 38, “Loose Ends” (p. 354)
„“Stop,” Holden said. “I don’t care. I don’t want to hear any more of your stories about how being a cop makes you wiser and deeper and able to face the truth about humanity. As far as I can tell, all it did was break you. Okay?”
“Dresden and his Protogen buddies thought they could choose who lives and who dies. That sound familiar? And don’t tell me it’s different this time, because everyone says that, every time. And it’s not.”“
— Daniel Abraham speculative fiction writer from the United States 1969
Source: Leviathan Wakes (2011), Chapter 43 (p. 437)
„You know I need your love, you got that hold over me.
As long as I got your love, you know that I'll never leave.
When I wanted you to share my life, I had no doubt in my mind.
And it's been you, woman, right down the line.“
— Gerry Rafferty Scottish singer and songwriter 1947 - 2011
Right Down the Line.
Song lyrics, City to City (1978)