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Anna Magnani Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Anna Magnani.

Please don't retouch my wrinkles.
It took me so long to earn them.
- Anna Magnani

A divorcee is a women who got married so she didn't have to work,
but now works so she doesn't have to get married.
- Anna Magnani

Great passions, my dear, don't exist:
they're liars fantasies.
What do exist are little loves that may last for a short or a longer while.
- Anna Magnani

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better
to displease the people by doing what you know is right,
than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J. H. Boetcker

 

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

A "No" uttered from deepest conviction
is better and greater than a "Yes" merely uttered to please,
or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Keep busy - with tasks that inspire you,
motivate you, or please you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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It is the quality of our work which will please God
and not the quantity.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
- Bill Cosby

I don't care whose fault this was, just get it sorted!
And could someone please bring me something deep fat fried
and smothered in chocolate.
- the movie Shrek 2

The freedom we are looking for
is the freedom to be ourselves,
to express ourselves. But if we look at our lives
we will see that most of the time
we do things just to please others ...
The worst part is that most of us
are not even aware that we are not free.
-Don Miguel Ruiz

If this is coffee, please bring me some tea;
but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.
- Abraham Lincoln

I was thinking that I might fly today.
Just to disprove all the things you say...
please be careful with me, I'm sensitive,
and I'd like to stay that way.
- Jewel

If love is the answer,
could you please rephrase the question.
- Lily Tomlin

Greetings, cosmic children of the universe.
Welcome to my serenity circle.
Please leave all bad vibes outside the healing vortex.
- the movie Shrek the Third (2007)

The house has to please everyone, contrary to the work of art which does not.
The work is a private matter for the artist.
The house is not.
- Adolf Loos

Growing up, I wanted desperately to please,
to be a good girl.
- Claire Danes

No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers.
- Horace

It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.
- Jean de La Fontaine

The Moon Cannot Be Stolen:
A thief entered the little hut of a Zen Master,
but discovered there was nothing to steal.
The Zen Master discovered the thief.
"You have come a long way to visit me," he told the prowler,
"and you should not return empty-handed.
Please take my clothes as a gift."
The thief was bewildered,
but he took the clothes and slunk away.
The Zen Master sat naked, watching the moon.
"Poor fellow," he mused,
"I wish I could have given him this beautiful moon."
- Traditional Zen Koan

If one oversteps the bounds of moderation,
the greatest pleasures cease to please.
- Epictetus

Women and cats will do as they please,
and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
- Robert A. Heinlein

I would never have done what I'd done if I'd considered
my father as somebody I wanted to please.
- Robert Mapplethorpe

At the end of the day I have to please myself.
And I've made a record to please myself.
- Jeff Lynne

When people are free to do as they please,
they usually imitate each other.
- Eric Hoffer

Will it please you to answer me this and to give me
a rule for then I will willingly submit to any truth.
- Anne Hutchinson

The blues comes right back to a person's feelings,
to his daily activities in life.
But rich people don't know nothing about the blues,
please believe me.
- Jimmy Rushing

Please God, let me hit one.
I'll tell everybody you did it.
- Reggie Jackson

He may not enter anywhere at the first,
unless there be some one of the household who bid him to come,
though afterwards he can come as he please.
- Bram Stoker

Please accept a promise from me in his name that I
will always live in the religion in which he died.
- Giacomo Meyerbeer

Please accept my resignation.
I don't care to belong to any club that will have me as a member.
- Groucho Marx

Whatever it is your heart desires, please go for it,
it's yours to have.
- Gloria Estefan

Bach and Beethoven, all of them, they had to write
something to please the upper structure,
those with money and power.
- Sun Ra

People always say that you can't please everybody.
I think that's a cop-out.
Why not attempt it? 'Cause think of all the people
you will please if you try.
- Kanye West

To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise,
is not given to men.
- Edmund Burke

No man pleases by silence; many I please by speaking briefly.
- Ausonius

It is in vain to hope to please all alike.
Let a man stand with his face in what direction he will,
he must necessarily turn his back on one half of the world.
- George Dennison Prentice

Any writer overwhelmingly honest about pleasing himself
is almost sure to please others.
- Marianne Moore

I want to please every woman, every time.
- Stuart Rose

I had hoped you would protest, but please don't argue.
- Lotte Lehmann

I can't hear anything, John.
Please, would you put on your headphones?
- Connie Sellecca

Please keep an open mind and let me have my day in court.
- Michael Jackson

If a servant strives to please his master and studies
and takes pains to do it,
I believe there are but few masters who would use such a servant cruelly.
- Jupiter Hammon

I'll take a redrum with a rellik please.
- Brian Celio

The effect of liberty to individuals is that they may do what they please:
we ought to see what it will please them to do,
before we risk congratulations.
- Edmund Burke

Ardent love or desire introduced, as passionately longing
to please and glorify the Divine Being,
to be in every respect conformed to him,
and in that way to enjoy him.
- David Brainerd

If you like it, let it be, and if you don't please do the same.
- Ani DiFranco

We are protecting civilians.
We are unarmed.
We are no threat to you.
Please do not shoot.
- Rachel Corrie

It gradually dawned upon me that there was no one more
difficult to please than my mother.
- Georg Brandes

I don't need anybody to market or promote me.
If people don't want to hear this music,
then it's not for them.
You cannot please everybody.
- Lauryn Hill

Look into any man's heart you please,
and you will always find, in every one,
at least one black spot which he has to keep concealed.
- Henrik Ibsen

Universities should be safe havens where ruthless examination
of realities will not be distorted by the aim to please
or inhibited by the risk of displeasure.
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.

Sometimes if you have very confident people,
you have to tell them please, be polite,
there are other players are good enough as you and
you should never speak out of an orchestra.
- Kurt Masur

You must pay for your sins.
If you have already paid, please ignore this notice.
- Sam Levenson

May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please,
but as the opportunity to do what is right.
- Peter Marshall

You know...
the only person I really had to please after a point was the MPAA.
Because Lions' Gate was like, hey, whatever you can get away with is fine,
we don't care.
- Rob Zombie

I write music to please myself.
Hopefully the director's enjoying it too.
- Carter Burwell

If any movie people are watching this show,
please, for me, have some respect.
You wanna sell some tickets, act like you know what you're talking about.
- Jeff Goldblum

Please believe that I do this because I am convinced
that my illness cannot be helped for any length of
time and I cannot bear to be a burden on anyone any longer.
- Susannah McCorkle

You can't please all the people all the time.
- Miranda Richardson

As an actress I find the most enjoyable part of acting
is really just to please the director.
I just want to please my director.
- Joan Chen

When trouble ends even troubles please.
- Sophocles

I'd love to be in another film, but they haven't asked me.
I think it's a shame but the prospects of me doing
another one now are remote.
Please do campaign on my behalf.
- Julie Walters

The moment you say, 'Please, give me a reason for this',
then you are being impossible and temperamental.
- Montserrat Caballe

Y'know, you can't please all the people all the time...
and last night, all those people were at my show.
- Mitch Hedberg

Teach your children how to behave with animals.
Adopt a pet.
Don't go buy one.
Please.
That's a sin.
Let's get these puppy mills out of business.
- Shelley Morrison

You may be as vicious about me as you please.
You will only do me justice.
- Richard Burton

I started writing to please myself, a story I would like to read,
and that is still true.
- Jean M. Auel

For goodness sake, will they hear, will white people
hear what we are trying to say? Please,
all we are asking you to do is to recognize that we are humans,
too.
- Desmond Tutu

So much is man the slave of his heart that he will
shut his eyes to what does not please him and believe all that he hopes.
- Mika Waltari

Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery.
If you flatter all the company, you please none;
If you flatter only one or two,
you offend the rest.
- Jonathan Swift


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