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Alan Bates Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Alan Bates.

People ask, how do you cope, and all I can say is that you do.
- Alan Bates

You can't always go by the book, even in comedy.
- Alan Bates

You've got to have steel in you somewhere.
- Alan Bates

An emotional performance is usually more instinctive to an actor.
- Alan Bates

 

I think actors are privileged.
Acting feeds you.
- Alan Bates

You can time a part perfectly and play it badly.
And some people have very individual offbeat timing,
which is their own.
It works simply because they are who they are.
- Alan Bates

I have always tried to work according to what affects me,
to a script that I like because it touches me in some way,
without deliberately pursuing a commercial career or a particular image.
- Alan Bates

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No film should try to follow a trend,
and do what film people think the public wants.
There's no such thing as knowing what the public wants.
- Alan Bates

I think that can happen, that two people can love each
other and not be able to get on at all.
- Alan Bates

I do believe in living out your own time,
unless it's absolutely impossible, which it is for some people.
- Alan Bates

I've never believed much in that holding hands kind of love.
I've always thought that love is about two different
personalities trying to confront life,
trying to make sense of their responsibilities,
to themselves, to each other, and to the wider society.
- Alan Bates

Occasionally I do things against my inner voice,
but you really should go for the thing that touches
you most-even if you don't quite know why it does.
- Alan Bates

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Great people are those who make others feel
that they, too, can become great.
- Mark Twain

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of other's opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
- Steve Jobs

Remember that the happiest people
are not those getting more, but those giving more.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic.
Different people, different beliefs,
different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
- Jimmy Carter

Envy comes from people's ignorance of,
or lack of belief in, their own gifts.
- Jean Vanier

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
- Joseph Joubert

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

As we let our light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence actually liberates others.
- Marianne Williamson

In Iroquois society, leaders are encouraged to
remember seven generations in the past and
consider seven generations in the future
when making decisions that affect the people.
- Wilma Mankiller

Forgiveness of all people and all acts -
is a sure path to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered; ...
Forgive them anyway.
- Kent Keith
(often attributed to Mother Teresa, who kept a copy
on the wall of her orphanage)

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Without deep reflection,
one knows from daily life
that one exists for other people.
- Albert Einstein

You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure about you.
We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us.
- Marianne Williamson

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

By not caring too much about what people think,
I'm able to think for myself
and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular.
And I succeed.
- Albert Ellis

Most people don't CHOOSE their value system -
they simply inherit the beliefs of their parents and community.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't ask yourself what the world needs;
ask yourself what makes you come alive.
And then go and do that.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
- Howard Thurman

Reputation is what other people know about you.
Honor is what you know about yourself.
- Lois McMaster Bujold

I must dedicate my life to teaching my people,
for only education would make their lot less bitter,
their latent power more strong.
- Jimmy Yen

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
- Mother Teresa

Be a yardstick of quality.
Some people aren't used to an environment
where excellence is expected.
- Steve Jobs

Real love is accepting other people the way they are
without trying to change them.
- don Miguel Ruiz

It's really a wonder that I haven't dropped all my ideals,
because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out.
Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

In matters of truth and justice,
there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
- Albert Einstein

You hold onto religion, you know,
rules, regulations, traditions.
I think what God is interested in
is people's hearts, and that's hard enough.
- Bono

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The manifest universe is the body of God ...
all people are incarnations of the One Spirit.
- Ernest Holmes

Anyone who proposes to do good
must not expect people to roll stones out of his way,
but must accept his lot calmly,
even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Albert Schweitzer

Inside most people there's a feeling of being separate,
separated from everything ... And they're not.
They're part of absolutely everyone, and everything.
- the movie Powder

We work with the people not out of pity
but out of respect for their potential for growth and development,
both as individuals and as communities.
- Jimmy Yen

A great gift requires two people,
the giver and the receiver.
Think of a football pass -
skillfully catching the pass, the gift,
is fully as important, and difficult, as throwing it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Affirmation:
All people are my heart-felt brothers and sisters.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

I choose to enjoy people as I enjoy a rainbow or a butterfly -
they are most beautiful when they are free.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

Most people are more skilled at begging God than at thanking God.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

I honor all people and cultures.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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