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1. "Voi alege doar oameni care nu tind decît sa se epuizeze sau despre care am constiinta ca se epuizeaza. Atît si nimic mai mult. Nu vreau sa vorbesc pentru moment decît de o lume în care gîndurile, ca si vietile, n-au viitor. Tot ceea ce-l face pe om sa munceasca si sa se zbuciume se foloseste de speranta. Singura gîndire care nu minte este, asadar, gîndirea sterila. In lumea absurda, valoarea unei notiuni sau a unei vieti se masoara dupa gradul ei de sterilitate."
Author: Albert Camus
2. "Our life consists not in the pursuit of material success but in the quest for worthy spiritual growth. Our entire earthly existence is but a transitional stage in the movement toward something higher, and we must not stumble and fall, nor must we linger fruitlessly on one rung of the ladder. Material laws alone do not explain our life or give it direction. The laws of physics and physiology will never reveal the indisputable manner in which the Creator constantly, day in and day out, participates in the life of each of us, unfailingly granting us the energy of existence; when this assistance leaves us, we die. And in the life of our entire planet, the Divine Spirit surely moves with no less force: this we must grasp in our dark and terrible hour."
Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
3. "He was thinking alone, and seriously racking his brain to find a direction for this single force four times multiplied, with which he did not doubt, as with the lever for which Archimedes sought, they should succeed in moving the world, when some one tapped gently at his door."
Author: Alexandre Dumas
4. "Fear and greed are potent motivators. When both of these forces push in the same direction, virtually no human being can resist."
Author: Andrew Weil
5. "People pray in one direction but they walk in a different direction, and direction always determines where we end up."
Author: Andy Stanley
6. "The true basis and propaedeutic for all knowledge of human nature is the persuasion that a man's actions are, essentially and as a whole, not directed by his reason and its designs; so that no one becomes this or that because he wants to, though he want to never so much, but that his conduct proceeds from his inborn and inalterable character, is narrowly and in particulars determined by motivation, and is thus necessarily the product of these two factors."
Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
7. "[About Uluru] I'm suggesting nothing here, but I will say that if you were an intergalactic traveler who had broken down in our solar system, the obvious directions to rescuers would be: "Go to the third planet and fly around till you see the big red rock. You can't miss it." If ever on earth they dig up a 150,000-year-old rocket ship from the galaxy Zog, this is where it will be. I'm not saying I expect it to happen; not saying that at all. I'm just observing that if I were looking for an ancient starship this is where I would start digging."
Author: Bill Bryson
8. "I'm 100% Celt. In fact, I'm directly related to the progenitor of the high kings of Ireland, Niall of the Nine Hostages."
Author: Brian Cox
9. "An organization will tend to grow only when the advantages that can be gotten from directing the work of additional employees are less than the transaction costs of managing them."
Author: Clay Shirky
10. "I was ambitious and desperate to direct my first film, so I capitulated and blew it. Never again. Never fucking again."
Author: Craig Ferguson
11. "Actors should never be important. Only directors should have power and place."
Author: D. W. Griffith
12. "Upon the whole, here was an undoubted testimony that there was scarce any condition in the world so miserable but there was something negative or something positive to be thankful for in it; and let this stand as a direction from the experience of the most miserable of all conditions in this world: that we may always find in it something to comfort ourselves from, and to set, in the description of good and evil, on the credit side of the account."
Author: Daniel Defoe
13. "Film is mostly a visual medium, and so the director has much more control in terms of painting pictures and painting a performance. For theater, the director does everything he can and then says, 'Out you go,' and the actors are in charge of that stage every night."
Author: David Lindsay Abaire
14. "Michael Winterbottom is one of the great directors of this century."
Author: Denis O'Hare
15. "The way I see it, when I go out as an actor, it should be on a type of film I'm never going to do as a director."
Author: Edward Burns
16. "To consider freedom as directly dependent on the number of man's requirements and the extent of their immediate satisfaction shows a twisted understanding of human nature, for such an interpretation only breeds in men a multitude of senseless, stupid desires and habits and endless preposterous inventions."
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
17. "Great art direction is NOT the same thing as great film direction!"
Author: Gene Wilder
18. "I think it's very boring for a director to always do the same kind of movies."
Author: Guillaume Canet
19. "He pinned me in place with a direct look, his dark brown eyes smoldering. "You're Mary Jane," he said finally. "And you have all these Flash Thompsons and Harry Osborns hovering around you, trying to make a move. Because...you're basically amazing."
Author: J.M. Richards
20. "His feet started in her direction, his body following rather as a dog would its master, with no thought of deviating from the path chosen by her for him—iAm grabbed his arm and yanked him back. "Don't even fucking think about it."Trez's first impulse was to rip himself free, even if he left his own limb behind in his brother's grip. "I don't know what you're talking about—""Do not make me grab your hard-on to prove my point," iAm hissed.Numbly, Trez looked down at the front of himself. Well. What do you know. "I'm not going to…" Fuck her came to mind, but God, he couldn't use the f-word around that female, even in the hypothetical. "You know, do anything.""You actually expect me to believe that."Trez's eyes flipped over to the doorway she'd disappeared through. Shit. Talk about having no credibility on the subject of abstinence"
Author: J.R. Ward
21. "Russ decided the best defense was a good offense. "I'm Russell Van Alstyne, Millers Kill chrief of police." He held out his hand. She shook firm, like a guy."Clare Fergusson," she said. "I'm the new priest at Saint Alban's. That's the Episcopal Church. At the corner of Elm and Church." there was a faint testiness in her voice. Russ relaxed a fraction. A woman priest. If that didn't beat all."I know which it is. There are only four churches in town." He saw the fog creeping along the edges of his glasses again and snatched them off, fishing for a tissue in his pocket. "Can you tell me what happened, um..." What was he supposed to call her? "Mother?""I go by Reverend, Chief. Ms. is fine, too.""Oh. Sorry. I never met a woman priest before.""We're just like the men priests, except we're willing to pull over and ask directions."
Author: Julia Spencer Fleming
22. "Fue un alto en el tiempo, una línea que cesa de pronto en el ritmo del dibujo antes de recomenzar en otra parte del papel, buscando una nueva dirección."
Author: Julio Cortázar
23. "And it's thought by many neuroscientists such as Rodolfo Llinas of New York University that such goal-directed active movement, a biological property known as "motricity," is a requirement for the development of the nervous system."
Author: Karen Shanor
24. "Io non comando nessuno", Derek sbucò preceduto dalla sua voce. "Se dico a qualcuno di fare qualcosa e lui lo fa", continuò, "non è un problema mio. Si può sempre dire di no. La lingua ce l'abbiamo per quello, giusto?". Perfetto. Il ragazzo riusciva a farmi sentire stupida anche quando mi diceva che non dovevo permettergli di farmi sentire stupida."
Author: Kelley Armstrong
25. "I am co-writing a screenplay now and I'm working on the rights to another story I want to do. So I plan to produce and direct. So, for me, I don't really feel that I am vulnerable to that sad baggage that comes with the business of filmmaking."
Author: Kerry Washington
26. "Gorgeous, glowing rays of light...This was what true beauty and goodness looked like-- a spectral, luminescent gathering of beings so pure it hurt to look directly at them, like the most glorious eclipse, or maybe Heaven itself."
Author: Lauren Kate
27. "Intendo dire", disse Alice, "che uno non può fare a meno di crescere.""Uno forse non può", disse Humpty Dumpty, "ma due possono. Con un aiuto adeguato, avresti potuto fermarti a sette anni."
Author: Lewis Carroll
28. "Any chance you might sit on my face?''Carnal Knowledge''That's the stuff.''No, I mean 'Carnal Knowledge, the movie. Jack Nicholson says that to Ann Margret when they first meet. She's a skater.''Well, is there?''Are you always this direct?"
Author: Linda Banana
29. "All the director wants is their idea of the movie to be believed in."
Author: Mark Romanek
30. "She had never believed in fate. She still did not. It would be nonsense of freedom of will and choice, and it was through such freedom that we worked our way through life and learned what we needed to learn. But sometimes, it seemed to her, there was something, some sign, to nudge one along in a certain direction. What one chose to do with that nudge was up to that person."
Author: Mary Balogh
31. "...¿No es eso todo lo que somos? Un cerebro que es mantenido con vida por una compleja y vulnerable máquina llamada cuerpo. El cerebro no puede seguir vivo si parte de la máquina es destruida, o por lo menos privada de algunos elementos básicos como comida y oxígeno. Esa es la única diferencia considerable entre nosotros y "los muertos vivientes." Sus cerebros no necesitan de todo ese sistema de soporte para vivir, así que esnecesario atacar el órgano directamente..."
Author: Max Brooks
32. "I should mention that I am a member of the board of directors of Dimensional Fund Advisors."
Author: Merton Miller
33. "What else is belief but direction?"
Author: Mohsin Hamid
34. "I know the pressures of being the daughter of a great actress. But it's inspiring. You learn so much that other people don't get to learn until later on. My father being a director, I learnt a real work ethic."
Author: Natasha Richardson
35. "Ronald Reagan has a stack of three-by-five cards in his lap. He skids up a new one: "What advice do you, as the youngest American fighting man ever to win both the Navy Cross and the Silver Star, have for any young marines on their way to Guadalcanal?"Shaftoe doesn't have to think very long. The memories are still as fresh as last night's eleventh nighmare: ten plucky Nips in Suicide Charge!"Just kill the one with the sword first.""Ah," Reagan says, raising his waxed and penciled eyebrows, and cocking his pompadour in Shaftoe's direction. "Smarrrt--you target them because they're the officers, right?""No, fuckhead!" Shaftoe yells. "You kill 'em because they've got fucking swords! You ever had anyone running at you waving a fucking sword?"
Author: Neal Stephenson
36. "Being a director is almost like being another sort of character, but you're out of view."
Author: Paddy Considine
37. "Poetry is perhaps this: an Atemwende, a turning of our breath. Who knows, perhaps poetry goes its way—the way of art—for the sake of just such a turn? And since the strange, the abyss and Medusa's head, the abyss and the automaton, all seem to lie in the same direction—is it perhaps this turn, this Atemwende, which can sort out the strange from the strange? It is perhaps here, in this one brief moment, that Medusa's head shrivels and the automaton runs down? Perhaps, along with the I, estranged and freed here, in this manner, some other thing is also set free?"
Author: Paul Celan
38. "When you're hurrying around too quickly," he had said, "there's a part of the world you can't see. If, for example, you're taking a wrong direction in your life, it's only when you stop and look at things clearly that you can revise your direction and take a more proper course. Then message of Zen is that in order to find ourselves, we've got to learn to stop."
Author: Pico Iyer
39. "Il ne faut pas me dire deux fois les choses ; il ne faut pas me les dire deux fois."
Author: Pierre Augustin Caron De Beaumarchais
40. "I am bold to Say that neither you nor I, will live to See the Course which 'the Wonders of the Times' will take. Many Years, and perhaps Centuries must pass, before the current will acquire a Settled direction... yet Platonic, Pythagoric, Hindoo, and cabalistic Christianity, which is Catholic Christianity, and which has prevailed for 1,500 years, has received a mortal wound, of which the monster must finally die. Yet so strong is his constitution, that he may endure for centuries before he expires.{Letter to Thomas Jefferson, July 16 1814}"
Author: Platonic
41. "I've already felt that I want to direct. Being an executive producer is like the best job in the world because you make all these executive decisions and then you leave the money to other people. You don't have to be on set and counting beans."
Author: Robbie Coltrane
42. "Kate was about to protest when something caused her to look in her mother's direction. She was standing statue-like in front of the television with that brave, painted-on smile. Then Kate realized what had caught her attention: her mother's tear-filled eyes were reflecting the on-off motion of the blinkers like a watery mirror. Kate stared transfixed at the flashing points of light that betrayed her mother's pain. The urge to tell her father how much she wanted him to be proud of her and how much he had hurt her, faded in the dark depths of her mother's eyes."
Author: Sabrynne McLain
43. "Gotta watch out for directors."
Author: Stephen Sondheim
44. "I wanted change and excitement and to shoot off in all directions myself, like the colored arrows from a Fourth of July rocket."
Author: Sylvia Plath
45. "In the castle of Benwick, the French boy was looking at his face in the polished surface of a kettle-hat. It flashed in the sunlight with the stubborn gleam of metal. It was practically the same as the steel helmet which soldiers still wear, and it did not make a good mirror, but it was the best he could get. He turned the hat in various directions, hoping to get an average idea of his face from the different distoritons which the bulges made. He was trying to find out what he was, and he was afraid of what he would find.The boy thought that there was something wrong with him. All through his life--even when he was a great man with the world at his feet--he was to feel this gap: something at the bototm of his heart of which he was aware, and ashamed, but which he did not understand. There is no need for us to try to understand it. We do not have to dabble in a place which he preferred to keep secret."
Author: T.H. White
46. "When I work, I work very hard. So I look to work with people who have that level of dedication. And I depend on that from everyone. From the director to my crews that I work with."
Author: Tom Cruise
47. "But how many chose to ignore the direct attack they laid on what is fed to all of us as 'life,' with its well-defined roads to factory and pool-hall, to work and pleasure, both organized, both shells, both a continuation of existence by forced means, in the shadow of life?"
Author: Tom McDonough
48. "For the real environment is altogether too big, too complex, and too fleeting for direct acquaintance. We are not equipped to deal with so much subtlety, so much variety, so many permutations and combinations. And although we have to act in that environment, we have to reconstruct it on a simpler model before we can manage it."
Author: Walter Lippmann
49. "Five hours' New York jet lag and Cayce Pollard wakes in Camden Town to the dire and ever-circling wolves of disrupted circadian rhythm."
Author: William Gibson
50. "His conviction of having no purpose in life other than to act as a distillation of poison was part of the ego of an eighteen-year-old. He had resolved that his beautiful white hands would never be soiled or calloused. He wanted to be like a pennant, dependent on each gusting wind. The only thing that seemed valid to him was to live for the emotions--gratuitous and unstable, dying only to quicken again, dwindling and flaring without direction or purpose."
Author: Yukio Mishima

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