“Shine without guilt. Modesty was invented by the mediocres who think you should be the same as them.” -Paulo Coelho
I know I’ve posted this before, but I can’t find it and I love it, and Brian S wrote, “I’m sure you’ve used this quote from Theodore Roosevelt before but a friend of mine gave it to me the night before I tested for something. I love it.” So enjoy.
“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.” -Theodore Roosevelt
“Being fired always is embarrassing, financially debilitating, and did I mention embarrassing? The one good thing about it is all of the free liquor you get from friends when you tell them the news… Time can be a great ally. It can make the end of a dream of plenty in the future pale before the joy of really good pie in the present.”
“If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” -Billy Shakespeare
“If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint”, then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” -Vincent van Gogh
(via Kelly F)
I read this today and it made me think of you.
- Orson Welles: . . . my profoundest conviction in this whole business of moviemaking: the camera is not so much a lie-detector as a Geiger counter of mental energy. It registers something that’s only vaguely, suppositionally detectable to the naked eye, registers it clear and strong: thought. Every time an actor thinks, it goes right on the film.
- Peter Bogdanovich: How about the microphone?
- Orson Welles: Emotions— that’s more the business of the sound track. You can hear a phony feeling before you can see it.
“Only those who dare to fail [read: suuuuck] greatly can ever achieve greatly.” -Robert F. Kennedy
(via Ellen DC)
“Everything good needs time. Don’t do work in a hurry. Go into details; it pays in every way. Time means power for your work. Mediocrity is always in a rush; but whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing with consideration. For genius is nothing more nor less than doing well what anyone can do badly. . . success comes but as the result of arduous experience.” -How They Succeeded: Life Stories of Successful Men Told by Themselves, essay by British novelist Amelia E. Barr (1831-1919) who, despite the devastating loss of her husband and three of their six children to yellow fever in 1867, went on to become a dedicated and diligent writer, eventually reaching critical success at the age of fifty-two.
(from Brain Pickings, subscribe @ www.brainpickings.org)
Just read this and thought of you:
Watch your thoughts; they become words.
Watch your words; they become actions.
Watch your actions; they become habits.
Watch your habits; they become character.
Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
Right! And PS thank you for creating such an amazing home for us actors! It’s changed my life!
Hugs! –Rene L
“Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot.” -D. H. Lawrence, was an English author, poet, playwright, essayist and literary critic.
(via Kelly F)