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Elmer Bernstein Quotes and Sayings
Quotes by Elmer Bernstein

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There's no way I can compete with someone who can write rap or rock and roll.
Nor do I wish to.
But I've always kept up to date with music changes.
I worked very hard not to type myself.
- Elmer Bernstein

You wouldn't think it would but my parents were really balanced about that.
When it came time for me to be out of the house and
out on my own they were very supportive.
- Elmer Bernstein

I thought in terms of the enthusiasm of doing it.
I didn't think about whether I was ready.
- Elmer Bernstein

When you stop to think about it, so many films today
where we don't have that kind of contact are films about alienation.
About alienated feelings.
We are much more alienated from our colleagues nowadays.
- Elmer Bernstein

 

Today you have something like A Film by Joe Harry.
That is patently asinine and ridiculous.
- Elmer Bernstein

I did 10 years of comedies and 10 years of Westerns.
I really like to stay away from car chases.
I prefer the more intimate film.
You have a much more direct association with the emotions.
- Elmer Bernstein

I'm generally pessimistic about the dumbing down of America -
especially with summer movies.
- Elmer Bernstein

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Victor Young had been hired to write the score for
the dances of The Ten Commandments but he became very ill.
You were then hired to write the score.
But at the same time you'd written The Man with the Golden Arm score.
- Elmer Bernstein

I would do the occasional score.
I thought it was the most thrilling thing.
It was instant.
You made the music and they played it right away to millions of people.
I found it thrilling.
- Elmer Bernstein

I made my way on to a grey list, a black list even.
That's something I'm very proud of, actually.
- Elmer Bernstein

One of the things that happens in the business is that
success is a very strange thing in that if you are
involved in something very successful the next person wants you to repeat it.
- Elmer Bernstein

It was a great way to work.
In those days, you had to be there.
It was your world.
It was your club.
Your friends were there, your associates were there,
your security was there.
- Elmer Bernstein

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe PHOTO

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

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

There are no facts, only interpretations.
- Friedrich Nietzsche PHOTO

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

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha PHOTO

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb PHOTO

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore PHOTO

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

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

See no evil, Hear no evil, Speak no evil.
- Japanese pictorial maxim (the Three Wise Monkeys)

Say NO to the demands of the world.
Say YES to the longings of your own heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Where there is no accusation of "fault,"
there can be no anger.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Where there is shouting, there is no true knowledge.
- Leonardo da Vinci

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

No amount of self-improvement can make up
for a lack of self-acceptance.
- Anonymous

No written law has ever been more binding
than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
- Carrie Chapman Catt

We live in a wonderful world that is
full of beauty, charm and adventure.
There is no end to the adventures that we can have
if only we seek them with our eyes open.
- Jawaharlal Nehru

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

No persons are more frequently wrong,
than those who will not admit they are wrong.
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

If I had no sense of humor,
I would long ago have committed suicide.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

No matter what happens, someone will find a way
to take it too seriously.
- Dave Barry

NO ONE is really different;
each of us is actually a member of the human race.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men.
No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
- Elbert Hubbard

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.
- Proverb

No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant.
If we did not sometimes taste of adversity,
prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Everyone thinks of changing the world,
but no one thinks of changing himself.
- Leo Tolstoy

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The shoe that fits one person pinches another;
there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.
- Carl Jung

No one is free who is not master of himself.
- Epictetus

We have no enemies,
we have only friendships that we haven't yet developed
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Make your "yes" mean yes,
and your "no" mean no.
- John Wooden

Choose with no regret.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

Where there is no emotion,
there is no motive for violence.
- the character Spock in the Star Trek television series

The problems of victory are more agreeable
than those of defeat,
but they are no less difficult.
- Winston Churchill

No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is,
he feels that happiness is his indisputable right.
- Helen Keller

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

People will do anything, no matter how absurd,
to avoid facing their own souls.
- Carl Jung

Genuine heroes - no batteries needed -
bring lots of open-mind and at least a little courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
- Helen Keller

The man who can't dance thinks the band is no good.
- Polish Proverb

No one is in control of your happiness but you;
therefore, you have the power to change anything
about yourself or your life that you want to change.
- Barbara De Angelis

Be careful not to do your good deeds
when there's no one watching you.
- Tom Lehrer

There is no coming to consciousness without pain.
- Carl Jung

Good for who? Good for what?
There is no absolute "good."
"Good" is simply one person's preference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Without change, there would be no butterflies.
- Anonymous

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers
of acting and reasoning as fear.
- Edmund Burke

Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.
- Oprah Winfrey


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