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Proving yourself in a field where the casualty rate
by Richard E. Grant

Proving yourself in a field where the casualty rate
is so notoriously high is an ongoing challenge.
- Richard E. Grant

Ensure that your script is watertight.
If it's not on the page, it will never magically appear on the screen.
- Richard E. Grant

Always have an answer - even if you change your mind five minutes later.
- Richard E. Grant

Time and time again I was told that I would never make
the film on time and never make it on budget.
That kind of criticism tends to turn me into a great big motor of efficiency.
- Richard E. Grant

 

Never give up.
You only get one life.
Go for it!
- Richard E. Grant

I am drawn to writing and directing as it is most like
the feeling I had when I was a teenager with my puppet theatre.
You are more in control of everything and involved
in every aspect of production,
so more challenged and fulfilled.
- Richard E. Grant

My father died prematurely at the age of 52 when I was 24,
and it is a recurring regret that he never lived to
see me succeed beyond university and drama.
- Richard E. Grant

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Anthony Hopkins says you just keep acting.
Do it all the time and eventually it will happen.
He got his break, after all, by taking a role nobody else wanted.
A cannibal!
- Richard E. Grant

Faced with the choice between changing one's mind
and proving that there is no need to do so,
almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

In the choice between changing ones mind and proving
there's no need to do so,
most people get busy on the proof.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

The hardest thing about any political campaign is how
to win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

Everything important in sci-fi showed up in the magazines first.
It's the proving ground for new writers and new ideas.
- Orson Scott Card

I would feel more optimistic about a bright future
for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit
Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.
- E. B. White

Proving I'm a good mother is the one achievement I'm most proud of.
It's brought out the best in me.
- Sheena Easton

It was there that, through a mutual friend,
I met John Waters - proving what I've always said:
you meet the best people on field trips.
- Mink Stole

There is no means of proving it is preferable to be than not to be.
- Emile M. Cioran

Kenny G, I have to be grateful to him for proving that
the instrument can be played all different kinds of ways.
- Steve Lacy

I look forward to proving something to myself and others.
- Eric Lindros

But that is a valid, continuing service that that music -
which is,
in some cases, 80 or 90 years old - is rendering.
And proving its own timelessness.
- Dwight Yoakam

I was now successful in proving that a direction of
movement is localized in the cerebellum.
- Robert Barany

I wanted to do Playboy to get across the same ideas
I'm singing and writing about these days.
It's all about proving that a woman can defy stereotypes.
- Jody Watley

There's more women stars in Nashville all the time.
They're proving they can do the job the same as a man.
- Loretta Lynn

The Great War proved how confused the world is.
Depression is proving it again.
- Anne Sullivan Macy

I realized that everything important in sci-fi showed
up in the magazines first.
It's the proving ground for new writers and new ideas.
- Orson Scott Card

When Americans invade Iraq, Bush says,
we will be greeted as liberators by the Iraqi people,
proving that taking out Saddam Hussein was the right thing to do.
- Howard Fineman

I love proving people wrong.
- Ed Belfour

I think we're proving ourselves as we go along.
The past several months our strategy has been evolutionary -
making maximum advantage of our client browser,
as well as our enterprise software for people who want to build Web sites.
- Jim Barksdale

False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science,
for they often endure long; but false views,
if supported by some evidence, do little harm,
for every one takes a salutary pleasure in proving their falseness.
- Charles Darwin

What I work hard at doing is staying on a path of being
kind and showing and proving that I'm a good person to society.
That's hard.
The talent, that's a gift.
I just came here like that.
- Erykah Badu

Every document, apparently ancient, coming from the
proper repository or custody,
and bearing on its face no evident marks of forger,
the law presumes to be genuine, and devolves on the
opposing party the burden of proving it to be otherwise.
- Simon Greenleaf

In teaching man, experimental science results in lessening
his pride more and more by proving to him every day that primary causes,
like the objective reality of things,
will be hidden from him forever and that he can only know relations.
- Claude Bernard

It's the classic story form.
All staying equal, or proving equal,
or being equal,
this will all continue, and the next time around,
we'll move on to see what happened to Harry after he dove in the river,
or who his friend John really was, and so on.
- Robert Creeley

There may or may not be a God or gods;
the Siblings do not concern themselves with proving
or disproving such a thing.
By definition, gods are more powerful than men,
and thus quite able to fend for themselves without help.
- Steve Perry

I'm not an old, experienced hand at politics.
But I am now seasoned enough to have learned that the
hardest thing about any political campaign is how to
win without proving that you are unworthy of winning.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

I now add, farther, that the apostle's argument is
so far from proving it to be the duty of people to obey,
and submit to, such rulers as act in contradiction to the public good,
and so to the design of their office,
that it proves the direct contrary.
- Jonathan Mayhew

If this work can contribute in any way toward proving this,
and at the same time arouse the conscience of the American
people to a demand for justice to every citizen,
and punishment by law for the lawless,
I shall feel I have done my race a service.
- Ida B. Wells

And it sends an important message to me,
because I am sick to death to hear my opponent saying
Republicans don't trust me.
They do trust me, in landslide proportions,
and they're proving it tonight.
We're going to bury that for good.
- Ben Nighthorse Campbell

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

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

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The snow goose need not bathe to make itself white.
Neither need you do anything but be yourself.
- Lao Tzu

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

To travel is to take a journey into yourself.
- Danny Kaye

If you would convince others,
seem open to conviction yourself.
- Lord Chesterfield

To give up yourself without regret is the greatest charity.
- Bodhidharma

Make the most of yourself,
for that is all there is of you.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Curiosity takes courage.
The most important promises are the ones you make to yourself.
Pay Attention.
Appreciate. Listen. Imagine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When you lose touch with yourself,
you lose yourself in the world.
- Eckhart Tolle

Be simply yourself and don't compare or compete.
- Lao Tzu

Remain calm, serene, always in command of yourself.
You will then find out how easy it is to get along.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Imagine for yourself a character,
a model personality whose example you determine to follow,
in private as well as in public.
- Epictetus

Don't look for approval from anyone other than yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.
- William Shakespeare

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

People can be more forgiving than you can imagine.
But you have to forgive yourself.
Let go of what's bitter and move on.
- Bill Cosby

You have to leave the city of your comfort
and go into the wilderness of your intuition.
What you'll discover will be wonderful.
What you'll discover is yourself.
- Alan Alda

Above all, don't lie to yourself.
The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie
comes to a point that he cannot
distinguish the truth within him, or around him,
and so loses all respect for himself and for others.
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The key to success, and to happiness,
is being fully engaged in life -
leading yourself with inspiration and committed action -
setting your own fine and honorable example.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No, they don't appreciate you - and it's not their job.
It's your own job to appreciate yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you paint in your mind a picture of
bright and happy expectations,
you put yourself into a condition conducive to your goal.
- Norman Vincent Peale

When you are content to be simply yourself
and don't compare or compete,
everybody will respect you.
- Lao Tzu

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
- Michael Jordan

Identify your assumptions (what you believe).
Question how you feel when you hold those assumptions.
Visualize holding different assumptions.
Ask yourself how it feels to hold a different world-view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When you are impeccable, you take
responsibility for your actions,
but you do not judge or blame yourself.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Everyone is a mirror image of yourself -
your own thinking coming back at you.
- Byron Katie

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself -
and you are the easiest person to fool.
- Richard Feynman

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

If evil be spoken of you
and it be true, correct yourself,
if it be a lie, laugh at it.
- Epictetus


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