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1. "The work of art shows people new directions and thinks of the future. The house thinks of the present."
Author: Adolf Loos
2. "Thinking is learning all over again how to see, directing one's consciousness, making of every image a privileged place."
Author: Albert Camus
3. "The only expenditure, and all its outworkings, for which God can be held to be responsible is that which He directs."
Author: Amy Carmichael
4. "All the faith and good will in the world is wasted without direction."
Author: Bill Owens
5. "And I think being a good director is being able to be completely tyrannical and you?ve got to be an absolute dictator while at the same time, you have to listen and see everything because it can all change on a dime."
Author: Bob Balaban
6. "I've watched 'Being There' over 50 times, and every time I watch it, I love every frame. I just wish I had directed it myself."
Author: Brett Ratner
7. "Films like 'Bond' fund training schemes for film technicians of the future, and working on films themselves provides a great training ground for budding directors and cinematographers. If there's no money there for films to be made, it's like a house of cards, it all comes tumbling down."
Author: Callum McDougall
8. "I still make more money as I do as an actor than director, however I don't want to be a commercial director."
Author: Charles S. Dutton
9. "When something goes wrong, what's the best course of action? To change your direction. The word repentance means to stop going one direction (your own way) and turn toward the right direction (God's way). Your past may be a part of who you are, but it certainly doesn't have to define your future. Or if you feel stuck and unable to change directions and move toward God, think of this transformation another way. The Bible says that God is the Potter and we are his clay (Jer. 18:2-6)."
Author: Craig Groeschel
10. "I feel like a good director provokes you to ask questions about your character, but doesn't answer them for you."
Author: Crystal Reed
11. "Evolution is not progress, that there is no ‘goal' or direction to evolution. Evolution is change. Evolution ‘succeeds' if that change best adapts some leaf or branch of its tree of life to conditions of the universe."
Author: Dan Simmons
12. "And I didn't grow up wanting to be a director. I grew up wanting to be a writer, so for me, that was always the goal - to be a novelist, not a screenwriter. And I think, again, if I didn't have the novels, maybe I'd be much more frustrated by not having directed yet."
Author: David Benioff
13. "This willingness continually to revise one's own location in order to place oneself in the path of beauty is the basic impulse underlying education. One submits oneself to other minds (teachers) in order to increase the chance that one will be looking in the right direction when a comet makes its sweep through a certain patch of sky."
Author: Elaine Scarry
14. "I don't always see my movies right away. And there are some I haven't seen at all. Sometimes that bothers the directors, so I'm obliged to see them."
Author: Emmanuelle Beart
15. "Taking an abolitionist stance does not mean refusing to engage in incremental change, nor does it mean abandoning efforts to improve conditions inside prisons. Rather, abolitionists engage in 'abolitionist reforms' or 'non-reformist reforms.' These are reforms that either directly undermine the prison industrial complex or provide support to prisoners through strategies that weaken, rather than strengthen, the prison system itself. For example, rather than lobbying for bigger prison health budgets to care for elderly prisoners, an abolitionist reform strategy would aim to get elderly prisoners out on compassionate release to obtain healthcare in the community. --S. Lamble"
Author: Eric A. Stanley
16. "I've directed enough in the theatre and a couple of films to know that - to feel fairly secure that if I find a story that I really like I can probably get it done somewhat."
Author: Gary Sinise
17. "I was directing before I knew it was called that."
Author: Guillermo Del Toro
18. "Why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me."
Author: J. K. Rowling
19. "He had no settled plan of life, nor looked forward at all, but merely lived from day to day. Yet he read a great deal in a desultory manner, without any scheme of study, as chance threw books in his way, and inclination directed him through them."
Author: James Boswell
20. "Ricci created memory palaces in his mind. Each item in the palace represented a series of concepts. The rooms and locations within the palace served as directories and files, similar to computer data storage. Ricci instantaneously learned, retained and retrieved hundreds of new Chinese kanji, to the astonished delight of Chinese nobles."
Author: Janet M. Tavakoli
21. "Well, let's say you heard a fight in the boys' bathroom, and you broke it up. What would you do naturally if you could solve it your way?""I would run in the other direction. You really expect me to go in the boys' bathroom? Let them kill each other."
Author: Jennifer Echols
22. "Heat skittered through her belly, then directly south. "Sawyer."In answer, he brought his head up and kissed her. Deep, hungry, tasting her in a purposely slow, thorough manner before pulling back to once again look into her eyes.Oh, God. "Sawyer, what are we doing?" she whispered.He shook his head. "No f#cking clue."
Author: Jill Shalvis
23. "My career was always about working with people, and understanding issues and problems and helping them to solve those issues and problems. How you deal with people - that's what diplomacy is all about. So while I'm not a career diplomat, many of the skills I had seemed to directly translate into the diplomatic arena."
Author: John Roos
24. "I now add, farther, that the apostle's argument is so far from proving it to be the duty of people to obey, and submit to, such rulers as act in contradiction to the public good, and so to the design of their office, that it proves the direct contrary."
Author: Jonathan Mayhew
25. "My very first news director said to me that it's better to be hated than to have viewers be neutral."
Author: Julie Chen
26. "Sanity is actually a pretence, a way we learn to behave. We keep this pretence up because we dont want to be rejected by other people - and bein classified insanve is to be shut out of the group in a very complete way.Most people i meet are secretly convinced that they're a little crazier than the average person. People understand the energy necessary to maintain their own shields, but not the energy expended by other people. They understand that their own sanity is a performance, but when confronted by other people they confuse the person with the role. Sanity has nothing directly to do with the way you think. Its a matter of presenting yourself as safe."
Author: Keith Johnstone
27. "I like chatting with people. If people ask me a direct question, I give them a direct answer and I feel I've always done that with the press."
Author: Kiefer Sutherland
28. "Alignment begins with a constituency of one. These are the individuals whose substance is real, pure and nonnegotiable. They share their vulnerabilities and fears in complement to their strengths. They are comfortable weaving all parts of their lives together in an integrated way. Our level of effectiveness, contribution and integrity of work and life are in direct correlation with our level of integration, self-actualization and total alignment fo body, mind and spirit."
Author: Kristin S. Kaufman
29. "For Heidegger, boredom is a privileged fundamental mood because it leads us directly into the very problem complex of being and time."
Author: Lars Fr. H. Svendsen
30. "That is the queen—the most powerful piece on the board. She can move in any direction, and go as far as she wishes." There was nothing overtly suggestive in his manner of speaking …but when he spoke softly, as he was doing at that moment, there was a husky depth in his voice that made her toes curl inside her slippers. "More powerful than the king?" she asked."Yes. The king can only move one square at a time. But the king is the most important piece." "Why is he more important than the queen if he's not the most powerful?""Because once he is captured, the game is over."
Author: Lisa Kleypas
31. "For we may remark generally of our mathematical researches, that these auxiliary quantities, these long and difficult calculations into which we are often drawn, are almost always proofs that we have not in the beginning considered the objects themselves so thoroughly and directly as their nature requires, since all is abridged and simplified, as soon as we place ourselves in a right point of view."
Author: Louis Poinsot
32. "I avoid Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, and if I need to communicate with someone, I email direct."
Author: Martin Parr
33. "The Dead was cool, It's a great horror story. I went to the casting director of this movie and talked to him, then they called my agent and had me come in and read for it and they wanted to use me."
Author: Matthew McGrory
34. "The most direct path to achievement whether you're an entrepreneur, a company executive, or a pro soccer player is to be a great performer and a great team member. This is also the secret to a meaningful career and self-fulfillment."
Author: Maynard Webb
35. "If Sally had been in an accident or come down with some overtly physical disease, I would not hesitate to tell him about it, confident that his sympathies would flow in my direction as a matter of course. But psychosis defies empathy; few people who have not experienced it up close buy the idea of a behavioral disease. It has the ring of an excuse, a license for self-absorption on the most extreme scale. It suggests that one chooses madness and not the other way around. (86)"
Author: Michael Greenberg
36. "Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love."
Author: Miguel Angel Ruiz
37. "Jesus did not stand as a prophet and utter judgements; wherever He went the unerring directness of His presence located men."
Author: Oswald Chambers
38. "A lecturer once told me I could never be a director. I was 16. I believed him."
Author: Paddy Considine
39. "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
40. "I couldn't spell anything. I couldn't remember anything, but I could go to a movie and I knew who starred in it, who directed it, everything."
Author: Quentin Tarantino
41. "I had been doing summer stock every summer while I was in college. We did a showcase, like most good conservatories do - monologues and things that agents and casting directors come to see. From that I got an agent."
Author: Randy Harrison
42. "They just sat there looking back at me. The orange queen was clacking her typewriter. Cop talk was no more treat for her than legs to a dance director. They had the calm weathered faces of healthy men in hard condition. They had the eyes they always have, cloudy and grey like freezing water. The firm set mouth, the hard little wrinkles at the corners of the eyes, the hard hollow meaningless stare, not quite cruel and a thousand miles from kind. The dull ready-made clothes, worn without style, with a sort of contempt; the look of men who are poor and yet proud of their power, watching always for ways to make it felt, to shove it into you and twist it and grin and watch you squirm, ruthless without malice, cruel and yet not always unkind. What would you expect them to be? Civilization had no meaning for them. All they saw of it was the failures, the dirt, the dregs, the aberrations and the disgust."
Author: Raymond Chandler
43. "Some of the young kids look for one hit to be a star; that what they're known for the rest of their life... I never wanted to be known as one thing; that is the reason I do classical theater, write, direct and the blessings God has given me... I want to share."
Author: Ruben Santiago Hudson
44. "Great minds work in similar directions."
Author: Ruth Harris
45. "When you come to examine into the actuating motives for any line of human endeavor you will find that vanity figures about ninety per cent directly or indirectly, in the assay."
Author: Samuel G. Blythe
46. "I don't aspire to direct like many actors. I would aspire most likely to do some writing, but I haven't had a chance to do that."
Author: Stephen Root
47. "In the future, eyeglasses see all directions simultaneously.To be able to use hemiscope, eyes and brain need to practice."
Author: Toba Beta
48. "Actually I'd had a certain amount of experience in Europe in the inter-war period, as a banker, and I was also a member of the Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Commerce."
Author: W. Averell Harriman
49. "Direct and easy communications—freedom of speech in all forms and its broadest sense—has become vital to the very survival of a civilized humanity."
Author: Walt Disney Company
50. "We shall see how the counsels of prudence and restraint may become the prime agents of mortal danger; how the middle course adopted from desires for safety and a quiet life may be found to lead direct to the bull's-eye of disaster."
Author: Winston Churchill

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Pride makes a man, it drives him, it is the shield wall around his reputation... Men die, they said, but reputation does not die."
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