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"My dear- In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love. In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile. In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm. I realized, through it all, that in the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there's something stronger, something better, pushing right back," Albert Camus.
"Let everything happen to you. Beauty & terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final," Rainer Maria Rilke.
"I am in competition with no one. I run my own race. I have no desire to play the game of being better than anyone, in any way, shape, or form. I just aim to improve, to be better than I was before. That's me and I'm free," Jacque Fresco of The Venus Project.
"A work of art is a confession," Albert Camus.
"I've already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free," Georgia O'Keeffe.
"Life beats down and crushes our souls and theatre reminds us that we have one. At least the type of theatre that I'm interested in; that is, theatre that moves an audience. You have the opportunity to literally impact the lives of people if you work on material that has integrity. But today, most actors simply want to be famous. Well, being an actor was never supposed to be about fame & money. Being an actor is a religious calling because you've been given the ability, the gift to inspire humanity. Think about that on the way to your soap opera audition," Sanford Meisner.
"I would like to beg you dear Sir, as well as I can, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don't search for the answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps then, someday far in the future, you will gradually, without even noticing it, live your way into the answer," Rainer Maria Rilke.
"Now I know, I understand, Kostya, that in our work... What matters is not fame, not glory, not what I used to dream about, it's how to endure, to bear my cross, and have faith. I have faith and it all doesn't hurt so much, and when I think of my calling I'm not afraid of life," Nina from The Seagull by Anton Chekhov.
"When I give, I give myself," Walt Whitman.
"Re-examine all that you have been told. Dismiss that which insults your soul," Walt Whitman.
"Maybe Man has a hundred senses. Maybe only the five we know die. Maybe the ninety-five others stay alive," Anton Chekhov.
"The best reason to paint is that there is no reason to paint. I'd like to pretend that I've never seen anything, never read anything, never heard anything and then make something. Every time I make something I think about the people who are going to see it and every time I see something, I think about the person who made it. Nothing is important. So everything is important," Keith Haring.
"Let your life be a counter friction to stop the machine. What I have to do is to see, at any rate, that I do not lend myself to the wrong which I condemn," Henry David Thoreau.
"I just think people are so interesting, don't you?" Andy Warhol.
"Every person who is really an artist desires to create inside of himself a deeper, more interesting life than the one that actually surrounds him," Constantin Stanislavski.
"I don't mean to upset people, but I must always speak my mind, because what is happening in my mind is always more interesting than what is happening in the world outside of my mind," Johnny Depp as John Wilmot from The Libertine.
"The theatre attracts many people who merely want to capitalize their beauty or make a career. They take advantage of the ignorance of the public, and many other means which have no relation to creative art," Constantin Stanislavski.
"The best and most humane parts of me are those I have inhabited and kept hidden from the world," Elia Kazan.
"Expose yourself to your deepest fear, after that, fear has no power. The fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes... You are free," Jim Morrison.
"From here on out I am only interested in what is real. Real people, real feelings, that's it," Billy Crudup as Russell Hammond in Almost Famous.
"People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you've got anyway. You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and yourself; It was never between you and them anyway," Mother Theresa.
"Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of it's dream," Paulo Coelho.
"If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrariwise, what it is, it wouldn’t be, and what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see? Why, in my world... Cats and rabbits, would reside in fancy little houses, and be dressed in shoes and hats and trousers. In a world of my own. All the flowers would have very extra special powers, they would sit and talk to me for hours, when I’m lonely in a world of my own. There’d be new birds, lots of nice and friendly how-de-do birds, everyone would have a dozen bluebirds, within that world of my own. I could listen to a babbling brook and hear a song, that I could understand. I keep wishing it could be that way, because my world would be a wonderland," Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland.
"Before you speak, let your words pass through three gates: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind?" Sufi saying.
"Be so good they can't ignore you," Steve Martin.
"There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And If you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how valuable it is, nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at anytime. There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes "us" more alive than the others," Martha Graham.
"IT'S ALL HAPPENING," Kate Hudson as Penny Lane in Almost Famous.