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Alla Nazimova Quotes

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Sincerity and the correct use of the voice are the
greatest things in the art of acting.
- Alla Nazimova

The actor should not play a part.
Like the Aeolian harps that used to be hung in the
trees to be played only by the breeze,
the actor should be an instrument played upon by the character he depicts.
- Alla Nazimova

I advocate speaking words of love
with all the sincerity that can be mustered,
as frequently as possible.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A friend should be one in whose understanding and virtue we can equally confide,
and whose opinion we can value at once for its justness and its sincerity.
- Robert Hall

 

The value of an idea has nothing whatsoever
to do with the sincerity of the man who expresses it.
- Oscar Wilde

The scientist only imposes two things,
namely truth and sincerity, imposes them upon himself
and upon other scientists.
- Erwin Schrodinger

The secret of success is sincerity.
- Jean Giraudoux

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We want deeper sincerity of motive, a greater courage
in speech and earnestness in action.
- Sarojini Naidu

To give real service you must add something which cannot
be bought or measured with money,
and that is sincerity and integrity.
- Douglas Adams

So on May 1, 1987, at Gary's invitation,
I agreed to see him one last time - to confront him
face-to-face about his sincerity and with the intention
of ending our brief relationship.
- Donna Rice

These critics who crucify me do not guess the littlest part of my sincerity.
They must be burned in a blaze.
I cannot learn from them.
- Zane Grey

The egoism which enters into our theories does not affect their sincerity;
rather,
the more our egoism is satisfied, the more robust is our belief.
- George Eliot

The first step is that the Cambodian government has
expressed sincerity to apologize for what happened.
- Thaksin Shinawatra

Sincerity and competence is a strong combination.
In politics, it is everything.
- Peggy Noonan

We ought to see far enough into a hypocrite to see even his sincerity.
- Thomas Fuller

At religious instruction classes, I encountered The
Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan,
and the sincerity of the traveller in that book was overwhelming.
- Lionel Blue

Enthusiasm is the genius of sincerity and truth accomplishes no victories without it.
- Robert Bulwer-Lytton

We all respect sincerity in our friends and acquaintances,
but Hollywood is willing to pay for it.
- Hattie McDaniel

We will make every effort with utmost sincerity to
achieve a peaceful reunification of the country.
- Hu Jintao

Originality is independence, not rebellion;
it is sincerity,
not antagonism.
- George Henry Lewes

Men are convinced of your arguments,
your sincerity,
and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death.
- Albert Camus

My pessimism goes to the point of suspecting the sincerity of the pessimists.
- Edmond Rostand

Sincerity is not only effective and honourable,
it is also much less difficult than is commonly supposed.
- George Henry Lewes

True country music is honesty, sincerity,
and real life to the hilt.
- Garth Brooks

The first question at that time in poetry was simply the question of honesty,
of sincerity.
- George Oppen

I never find sincerity offensive...
so, be sincere.
- Christopher Meloni

There is no greater delight than to be conscious of
sincerity on self-examination.
- Mencius

I don't doubt the sincerity of my Democratic friends.
And they should not doubt ours.
- John McCain

Technique is the test of sincerity.
If a thing isn't worth getting the technique to say,
it is of inferior value.
- Ezra Pound

The essential element in personal magnetism is a consuming sincerity -
an overwhelming faith in the importance of the work one has to do.
- Bruce Barton

If knowledge and foresight are too penetrating and deep,
unify them with ease and sincerity.
- Xun Zi

Never try to look into both eyes at the same time.
Switch your gaze from one eye to the other.
That signals warmth and sincerity.
- Dorothy Sarnoff

The artist himself may not think he is religious,
but if he is sincere his sincerity in itself is religion.
- Emily Carr

Sincerity is not a spontaneous flower nor is modesty either.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Sincerity is like traveling on a plain,
beaten road, which commonly brings a man sooner to
his journey's end than by-ways,
in which men often lose themselves.
- John Tillotson

Sincerity is impossible, unless it pervade the whole being,
and the pretence of it saps the very foundation of character.
- James Russell Lowell

Sincerity is moral truth.
- George Henry Lewes

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing,
and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal.
- Oscar Wilde

Sincerity is the way to heaven.
- Mencius

For a creative writer possession of the "truth" is
less important than emotional sincerity.
- George Orwell

My pessimism extends to the point of even suspecting
the sincerity of other pessimists.
- Jean Rostand

I now announce myself as candidate for the Presidency.
I anticipate criticism; but however unfavorable I trust
that my sincerity will not be called into question.
- Victoria Woodhull

This is the age of insincerity.
The movies had the misfortune to come along in the twentieth century,
and because they appeal to the masses there can be no sincerity in them.
- Lionel Barrymore

How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste
for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
- Albert Camus

You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood,
place it in the navel of a fruit fly and still have
room enough for three caraway seeds and a producer's heart.
- Fred Allen

Intelligent analysis of the composer's intention and
strict adherence to it automatically ensures sincerity.
- Kate Smith

I write about wounds, the eternal treasons of life.
It's not very funny, but it's sincere.
My commitment is to sincerity.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

Sincerity makes the very least person to be of more
value than the most talented hypocrite.
- Charles Spurgeon

The sincerity of the art worker must permeate the song
as naturally as the green leaves break through the
dead branches in springtime.
- Alma Gluck

Sincerity: if you can fake it, you've got it made.
- Daniel Schorr

To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue;
these five are gravity,
generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness,
and kindness.
- Confucius

Insincerity is always weakness; sincerity even in error is strength.
- George Henry Lewes

What is the thing that Hollywood demands most? Sincerity.
No place in the world will pay such a high price for this admirable trait.
- Hattie McDaniel

I think sincerity was my sole aesthetic and realism
my experimental technique.
- Edmund White

The merit of originality is not novelty;
it is sincerity.
- Thomas Carlyle

Sincerity may be humble but she cannot be servile.
- George Byron

Truth of a modest sort I can promise you,
and also sincerity.
That complete, praiseworthy sincerity which,
while it delivers one into the hands of one's enemies,
is as likely as not to embroil one with one's friends.
- Joseph Conrad

On the justice of the cause of Prince Edouard,
adding insurances of greatest sincerity to help it
and support it and give him on all occasions of the
marks of the same feelings as I have for the King his father.
- Henry Benedict Stuart

Several speeches were made by the chiefs during the council,
all expressive in the highest degree of their friendly
disposition towards our government,
and their conduct in every particular manifested the
sincerity of their declarations.
- William Henry Ashley

Mankind are divided into sects, and individuals think
very differently on religious subjects,
from the purest motives; and that gracious common Parent,
who loves all his children alike, beholds with approbation
every one who worships him in sincerity.
- Joseph Lancaster

Fear is not in the habit of speaking truth;
when perfect sincerity is expected,
perfect freedom must be allowed; nor has anyone who
is apt to be angry when he hears the truth any cause
to wonder that he does not hear it.
- Tacitus

My experience with the Junior League,
when I worked in Philadelphia for four years in reference to children's things,
is that whenever they were asked they responded.
They always responded with sincerity,
and they did a good job.
- C. Everett Koop

Freeing hostages is like putting up a stage set,
which you do with the captors, agreeing on each piece
as you slowly put it together;
then you leave an exit through which both the captor
and the captive can walk with sincerity and dignity.
- Terry Waite

And yet because of my attempt at sincerity I have been condemned,
hooted at, reviled; filthy rumors have been circulated about me,
not about my characterizations but about me personally,
my private self.
- Erich von Stroheim

Through mutual understanding, sincerity and goodwill,
and with great wisdom and broad views,
the leaders on both sides should jointly initiate new opportunities for peace,
stability, cooperation and mutual benefit.
- Chen Shui-bian

Without feeling abashed by my ignorance,
I confess that I am absolutely unable to say.
In the absence of an appearance of learning,
my answer has at least one merit, that of perfect sincerity.
- Jean Henri Fabre

But I recognize no infallible authority,
even in special questions; consequently,
whatever respect I may have for the honesty and the
sincerity of such or such an individual,
I have no absolute faith in any person.
- Mikhail Bakunin

I want to say with the utmost of sincerity,
not as a Republican, but as an American,
that I have great respect for Senator Obama's historic
achievement to become his party's nominee,
not because of his color, but with indifference to it.
- Mike Huckabee

Economy is the basis of society.
When the economy is stable, society develops.
The ideal economy combines the spiritual and the material,
and the best commodities to trade in are sincerity and love.
- Morihei Ueshiba

I'm an advocate of the great Dr. Johnson, the English
man of letters who said that patriotism was the last refuge of the scoundrel.
- George Galloway

You never really know until you put the movie in front of an audience.
I am a big advocate of screenings, which are getting
harder and harder to do nowadays.
- Keenen Ivory Wayans


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