Sunday, October 31, 2010

Count Dracula: Quote for October 31, 2010

You are right, I am here because this is a young and viral race, not dry and decaying like ours. They have what I want, what I need, what I must have. Do you suppose that I would allow any mortal to stand in my way?
from: The Son of Dracula (1943)
Lon Chaney Jr. acted as Count Dracula
J. Edward Bloomberg appears in this clip acting as Prof. Lazlo .
Frank Craven appears in this clip acting as Dr. Brewster .


Saturday, October 30, 2010

Dr. Griffin: Quote for October 30, 2010

All right, you fools. You've brought it on yourselves! Everything would have come right if you'd only left me alone. You've driven me near madness with your peering through the keyholes and gaping through the curtains. And now you'll suffer for it! You're crazy to know who I am, aren't you? All right! I'll show you! Here's one for you, and one for you. I'll show you who I am and what I am.
from: The Invisible Man (1933)
Claude Rains acted as Dr. Griffin


Friday, October 29, 2010

Arthur Cleveland Coxe: Quote for October 29, 2010

'Tis the night - the night
Of the grave's delight,
And the warlocks are at their play;
Ye think that without
The wild winds shout,
But no, it is they - it is they.


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Bette Midler: Quote for October 28, 2010

It's the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance.
It is the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance.
It is the one who won't be taken who cannot seem to give.
And the soul afraid of dying that never learns to live.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ralph Waldo Emerson: Quote for October 27, 2010

Sow a thought and you reap an action; sow an act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap a destiny.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

James Russell Lowell: Quote for October 26, 2010

There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Tracy Kidder: Quote for October 25, 2010

Most teachers have little control over school policy or curriculum or choice of texts or special placement of students, but most have a great deal of autonomy inside the classroom. To a degree shared by only a few other occupations, such as police work, public education rests precariously on the skill and virtue of the people at the bottom of the institutional pyramid.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Muhammad: Quote for October 24, 2010

Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valor of the brave.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Frank Capra: Quote for October 23, 2010

Film is one of the three universal languages, the other two: mathematics and music.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Gottfried Leibniz: Quote for October 22, 2010

These principles have given me a way of explaining naturally the union or rather the mutual agreement of the soul and the organic body. The soul follows its own laws, and the body likewise follows its own laws; and they agree with each other in virtue of the pre-established harmony between all substances, since they are all representations of one and the same universe.
from: The Monadology (Book 1714)
The Monadoloy is short book by Gottfried Leibinz covering the philosophy of simple substances called monads. Click on the link to read this work and get a glimpse of sixteenth century metaphysics.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Longfellow Deeds: Quote for October 21, 2010

From what I can see, no matter what system of government we have, there will always be leaders and always be followers. It's like the road out in front of my house. It's on a steep hill. Every day I watch the cars climbing up. Some go lickety-split up that hill on high, some have to shift into second, and some sputter and shake and slip back to the bottom again. Same cars, same gasoline, yet some make it and some don't. And I say the fellas who can make the hill on high should stop once in a while and help those who can't.
Gary Cooper acted as Longfellow Deeds
An ageless sentiment.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Amos Bronson Alcott: Quote for October 20, 2010

The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Clint Eastwood: Quote for October 19, 2010

I've never met a genius. A genius to me is someone who does well at something he hates. Anybody can do well at something he loves - it's just a question of finding the subject.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Dorothy Parker: Quote for October 18, 2010

By the time you swear you're his,
Shivering and sighing.
And he vows his passion is,
Infinite, undying.
Lady make note of this --
One of you is lying.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Angelina Jolie: Quote for October 17, 2010

Without pain, there would be no suffering, without suffering we would never learn from our mistakes. To make it right, pain and suffering is the key to all windows, without it, there is no way of life.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Martin Luther: Quote for October 16, 2010

I have no pleasure in any man who despises music. It is no invention of ours: it is a gift of God. I place it next to theology. Satan hates music: he knows how it drives the evil spirit out of us.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Emile Zola: Quote for October 15, 2010

If you shut up truth and bury it under the ground, it will but grow, and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its way.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Victor Hugo: Quote for October 14, 2010

Have no fear of robbers or murderers. They are external dangers, petty dangers. We should fear ourselves. Prejudices are the real robbers; vices the real murderers. The great dangers are within us. Why worry about what threatens our heads or purses? Let us think instead of what threatens our souls.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

George Eliot: Quote for October 13, 2010

The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Christopher Columbus: Quote for October 12, 2010

Gold is a treasure, and he who possesses it does all he wishes to in this world, and succeeds in helping souls into paradise.
Read Edward Everett Hale's "The Life of Christopher Columbus".