Tuesday, March 31, 2009

W. Clement Stone: Quote for March 31, 2009

All personal achievement starts in the mind of the individual. Your personal achievement starts in your mind. The first step is to know exactly what your problem, goal or desire is.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Charrington: Quote for March 30, 2009

I think I warned you it wouldn't be as peaceful here as you would like....Nothing is ever hidden from the thought police!...Take them away.
from: 1984 (1956)
David Kossoff acted as Charrington
Edmond O'Brien appears in this clip acting as Winston Smith.
Jan Sterling appears in this clip acting as Julia.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Albert Schweitzer: Quote for March 29, 2009

Civilization can only revive when there shall come into being in a number of individuals a new tone of mind, independent of the prevalent one among the crowds, and in opposition to it -- a tone of mind which will gradually win influence over the collective one, and in the end determine its character. Only an ethical movement can rescue us from barbarism, and the ethical comes into existence only in individuals.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Svengali: Quote for March 28, 2009

You shall see nothing, hear nothing, dream of nothing but Svengali! Svengali! Svengali!...Svengali! Svengali! Svengali!...Yaah!
from: Svengali (1931)
John Barrymore acted as Svengali
Marian Marsh appears in this clip acting as Trilby O'Farrell.

Friday, March 27, 2009

J. Robert Oppenheimer: Quote for March 27, 2009

There must be no barriers for freedom of inquiry. There is no place for dogma in science. The scientist is free, and must be free to ask any question, to doubt any assertion, to seek for any evidence, to correct any errors.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Yorish: Quote for March 26, 2009

All I am saying is that civilization crumbles whenever we need it most. In the right situation, we are all capable of the most terrible crimes. To imagine a world where this was not so, where every crisis did not result in new atrocities, where every newspaper is not full of war and violence. This is to imagine a world where human beings cease to be human.
from: The Invasion (2007)
Roger Reese acted as Yorish
Nicole Kidman appears in this clip acting as Carol Bennell.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Mother Teresa: Quote for March 25, 2009

Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of peace of the world.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Dr. Iannis: Quote for March 24, 2009

Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the desire to mate every second of the day. It is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every part of your body. No... don't blush. I am telling you some truths. For that is just being in love; which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over, when being in love has burned away.
John Hurt acted as Dr. Iannis
Penélope Cruz appears in this clip acting as Pelagia.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Thomas Edward Lawrence: Quote for March 23, 2009

All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.
Known to the world as Lawrence of Arabia.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Bela Lugosi: Quote for March 22, 2009

Home? I have no home. Hunted. Despised. Living like an animal! The jungle is my home. But I shall show the world that I can be its master. I shall perfect my own race of people. A race of atomic supermen that will conquer the world. Hehehehehe.
from: Ed Wood (1994)
Martin Landau acted as Bela Lugosi

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Emile Durkheim: Quote for March 21, 2009

Man could not live if he were entirely impervious to sadness. Many sorrows can be endured only by being embraced, and the pleasure taken in them naturally has a somewhat melancholy character. So, melancholy is morbid only when it occupies too much place in life; but it is equally morbid for it to be wholly excluded from life.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Mel Brooks: Quote for March 20, 2009

We're going to die anyway. And because of that, let's have a merry journey, and shout about how light is good and dark is not. What we should do is not future ourselves so much. We should now ourselves more. "Now thyself" is more important than "Know thyself."

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Katharine Hepburn: Quote for March 19, 2009

Ha! Men can't be friends with women Howard. They must posses them or leave them be. It's a primitive urge from caveman days. It's all in Darwin. Hunt the flesh. Kill the flesh. Eat the flesh. That's the, ah, male sex all over.
from: The Aviator (2004)
Cate Blanchett acted as Katharine Hepburn
Leonardo DiCaprio appears in this clip acting as Howard Hughes.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Carroll Quigley: Quote for March 18, 2009

The powers of financial capitalism had another far reaching aim, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole. This system was to be controlled in a feudalist fashion by the central banks of the world acting in concert, by secret agreements, arrived at in frequent private meetings and conferences. The apex of the system was the Bank for International Settlements in Basle, Switzerland, a private bank owned and controlled by the worlds' central banks which were themselves private corporations. The growth of financial capitalism made possible a centralization of world economic control and use of this power for the direct benefit of financiers and the indirect injury of all other economic groups.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Klaatu: Quote for March 17, 2009

It is no concern of ours how you run your own planet, but if you threaten to extend your violence, this Earth of yours will be reduced to a burned-out cinder. Your choice is simple: join us and live in peace, or pursue your present course and face obliteration. We shall be waiting for your answer. The decision rests with you.
Michael Rennie acted as Klaatu