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Alain Resnais Quotes

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The present and the past coexist, but the past shouldn't be in flashback.
- Alain Resnais

So I used formal techniques to make the film more perceptive emotionally.
- Alain Resnais

I am never driven.
Every film I've made has been an assignment.
- Alain Resnais

Since we had little money and few documents,
we had nothing.
- Alain Resnais

 

It was repugnant, but it was the only way to communicate.
- Alain Resnais

I'd even say it's a realistic film because that's the
way it happens in our heads;
that was the idea.
- Alain Resnais

I never thought of becoming a director.
When I was twelve, the passage from silent film to
the talkies had an impact on me -
I still watch silent films.
- Alain Resnais

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That's easy to answer: I never had any special appetite for filmmaking,
but you have to make a living and it is miraculous
to earn a living working in film.
- Alain Resnais

There was a darkness, a melancholy, that people had trouble accepting.
Maybe now, it would work better.
- Alain Resnais

Luck, I never looked to make difficult movies on purpose.
You make the films you can make.
- Alain Resnais

I saw part of The Singing Detective on TV in New York.
I said, Something is going on here.
- Alain Resnais

Oh, yes, that never happened to me in my life before.
It was a risky film, and I warned the producer.
- Alain Resnais

I Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving -
I have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring me to this moment.
I give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of my courage and the cold sweat of my fear.
I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are not held back by the love we didn't receive in the past,
but by the love we're not extending in the present.
- Marianne Williamson

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

Fill your heart with the creative power
to accept the past,
decorate the present
and transform the future.
- Osho

Stop wishing and fearing the future
long enough to be fully present in TODAY.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not dwell in the past,
do not dream of the future,
concentrate the mind on the present moment.
- The Buddha

I accept gratefully the entirety of my past and my present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded.
It's a relationship between equals.
Only when we know our own darkness well
can we be present with the darkness of others.
Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.
- Pema Chodron

I choose to live my life in the present, with consciousness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The heart knows nothing of the past,
nothing of the future;
it knows only of the present.
- Osho

Gain happiness by living in the present -
without regret for the past or fear of the future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The ability to be in the present moment
is a major component of mental wellness.
- Abraham Maslow

A friend is a present you give yourself.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Whenever you are angry, be assured that
it is not only a present evil,
but that you have increased a habit.
- Epictetus

You must live in the present,
launch yourself on every wave,
find your eternity in each moment.
- Henry David Thoreau

The past has no power over the present moment.
- Eckhart Tolle

He who spends time regretting the past,
loses the present and risks the future.
- Quevedo

Who controls the past controls the future.
Who controls the present controls the past.
- George Orwell

If we open a quarrel between past and present,
we shall find that we have lost the future.
- Winston Churchill

For time and the world do not stand still.
Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That is why it is called Present.
- Anonymous

Do the small things of life with a relaxed awareness.
When you are eating, eat totally -
chew totally, taste totally, smell totally.
Touch your bread, feel the texture.
Smell the bread, smell the flavor.
Chew it, let it dissolve into your being.
- Osho

"I" is a non-stop storyteller, spinning tales
of the past, the present and the future -
constantly editing, interpreting
and directing this inner movie.
- Josh Baran

How paramount the future is to the present
when one is surrounded by children.
- Charles Darwin

You can't change the past,
but you can ruin the present
by worrying about the future.
- Anonymous

Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

Forgiveness ... is the finishing of old business
that allows us to experience the present,
free of contamination from the past.
- Joan Borysenko

The distinction between the past, present and future
is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
- Albert Einstein

Lighten up! Slow down the shopping.
Your greatest gift to your family and friends is yourself -
your relaxed, happy, and fully-present self.
Consider gifting hand-made cards with messages
of true appreciation in place of store-bought presents.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have become my own version of an optimist.
If I can't make it through one door,
I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door.
Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
- Rabindranath Tagore

On this day, as on every day,
we Receive ALL of Life with Thanksgiving.
We have gratitude for EVERYTHING
that has ever occurred to bring us to this moment.
We give thanks for the joys and the sufferings,
the moments of peace and the flashes of anger,
the compassion and the indifference,
the roar of our courage
and the cold sweat of our fear.
We accept gratefully the entirety
of our past and our present life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When we come into the present,
we begin to feel the life around us again,
but we also encounter whatever we have been avoiding.
We must have the courage to face whatever is present -
our pain, our desires, our grief,
our loss, our secret hopes our love -
everything that moves us most deeply.
- Jack Kornfield

In dwelling, live close to the ground.
In thinking, keep to the simple.
In conflict, be fair and generous.
In governing, don't try to control.
In work, do what you enjoy.
In family life, be completely present.
- Lao Tzu

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.
- Bill Cosby

The mind exists in time, in fact the mind is time;
it exists in the past and the future.
And remember, time consists of only two tenses,
the past and the future.
The present is not part of time,
the present is part of eternity.
- Osho

I do not want to foresee the future.
I am concerned with taking care of the present.
God has given me no control over the moment following.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.
- Thomas Fuller

The work of art shows people new directions and thinks of the future.
The house thinks of the present.
- Adolf Loos

It is a mark of soulfulness to be present in the here and now.
When we are present, we are not fabricating inner movies.
We are seeing what is before us.
- John Bradshaw

America's present need is not heroics but healing;
not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration.
- Warren G. Harding

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it
is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
- William Arthur Ward

In rivers, the water that you touch
is the last of what has passed
and the first of that which comes;
so with present time.
- Leonardo da Vinci

In 1993 my birthday present was a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
- Annette Funicello

My biggest hero, Gregory Peck, was my birthday present on April 14,
1973.
I just sat and stared at him.
- Loretta Lynn

Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.
- Roger Babson

Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go;
they merely determine where you start.
- Nido Qubein

Mothers don't let your daughters grow up to be models unless you're present.
- Janice Dickinson

We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded
up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing.
- R. D. Laing

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future;
it is something you design for the present.
- Jim Rohn

The importance of money flows from it being a link
between the present and the future.
- John Maynard Keynes

History is a relentless master.
It has no present, only the past rushing into the future.
To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.
- John F. Kennedy

If we were to select the most intelligent,
imaginative, energetic, and emotionally stable third of mankind,
all races would be present.
- Franz Boas

The secret of health for both mind and body
is not to mourn for the past,
nor to worry about the future,
but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
- The Buddha

As in geology, so in social institutions,
we may discover the causes of all past changes
in the present invariable order of society.
- Henry David Thoreau

I think this is what hooks one to gardening:
it is the closest one can come to being present at creation.
- Phyllis Theroux

The present is the ever moving shadow
that divides yesterday from tomorrow.
In that lies hope.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Peace and abstinence from European interferences are our objects,
and so will continue while the present
order of things in America remain uninterrupted.
- Thomas Jefferson


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