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Arthur Frank Burns Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Arthur Frank Burns.

Spontaneity has its time and its place.
- Arthur Frank Burns

We all know it's brutal up there at the front,
especially those of us at the rear.
- Arthur Frank Burns

There's a sense of spontaneity, and no emphasis on jokes in this show.
People generally talk the way they talk in life if
you were in this particular situation.
- Larry David

Analysis kills spontaneity.
The grain once ground into flour springs and germinates no more.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

 

Only in spontaneity can we be who we truly are.
- John McLaughlin

There is a trade off - as you grow older you gain wisdom
but you lose spontaneity.
- Kenny Rogers

As long as there are musicians who have a passion for spontaneity,
for creating something that's never been before,
the art form of jazz will flourish.
- Charlie Haden

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Especially when you deal with comedy,
you have got to be really honest because it's the honesty
and the spontaneity that causes people to chuckle,
that catches people.
- Austin Peck

The passion and spontaneity in music is all gone.
- Jan Hammer

You might lose your spontaneity and,
instead of composing first-rate Gershwin,
end up with second rate Ravel.
- Maurice Ravel

The essence of pleasure is spontaneity.
- Germaine Greer

The formal Washington dinner party has all the spontaneity
of a Japanese imperial funeral.
- Simon Hoggart

I came together with younger musicians and tried to
pass on my own experiences.
In the process, I always tried to maintain my curiosity and spontaneity.
- Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

I like Vegas for its spontaneity.
- Tony Curtis

Spontaneity is such an entertaining facet of show business.
- Chuck Barris

There might be a different model for a literary community that's quicker,
more real-time, and involves more spontaneity.
- George Saunders

The way that I live my life is on spontaneity.
- Melanie Brown

Creativity is not merely the innocent spontaneity of our youth and childhood;
it must also be married to the passion of the adult human being,
which is a passion to live beyond one's death.
- Rollo May

When air conditioning, escalators, and advertising appeared,
shopping expanded its scale, but also limited its spontaneity.
And it became much more predictable,
almost scientific.
What had once been the most surprising became the most manipulated.
- Rem Koolhaas

Once people see this 'Unplugged,' I just want them to feel the spontaneity,
to feel passionate...
I want you to see another side of me,
that's free, and feel where my head is,
where whatever happens, happens.
I want you to feel inspired.
- Alicia Keys

It might be argued that genuine spontaneity is not
really possible or desirable so long as printed scores of great works exist.
All modern musicians are, for better or worse,
prisoners of Gutenberg.
- Donal Henahan

But I really like hosting, I think it's a strength of mine.
It allows me to improvise, and I love the spontaneity of that,
and I think I'm funny behind the desk when interviewing someone.
- Garry Shandling

There is the danger of over preparation,
of loss of spontaneity; over rehearsal is the most
terrible thing you can imagine.
We do have a very close association between costume and set designer,
though.
And the cameraman is very important,
of course.
- Terence Fisher

Often, even after years, mental states once present
in consciousness return to it with apparent spontaneity
and without any act of the will;
that is,
they are reproduced involuntarily.
- Hermann Ebbinghaus

Take a commonplace, clean it and polish it,
light it so that it produces the same effect of youth
and freshness and originality and spontaneity as it did originally,
and you have done a poet's job.
The rest is literature.
- Jean Cocteau

I personally take cues directly from the script,
then I like to surprise the other actors.
But you must maintain control on a level and see how far you can go up,
down or out emotionally.
You have to balance the craft with spontaneity.
- Lusia Strus

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward

The possession of knowledge does not
kill the sense of wonder and mystery.
There is always more mystery.
- Anais Nin

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- A Course in Miracles

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.
- William James

Find ecstasy in life;
the mere sense of living is joy enough.
- Emily Dickinson

A sense of humor... is needed armor.
Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips
is a sign that the person down deep
has a pretty good grasp of life.
- Hugh Sidey

The more we care for the happiness of others,
the greater is our own sense of well-being.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

So long as you have courage and a sense of humor,
it is never too late to start life afresh.
- Freeman Dyson

Service to others is only noble when is is a choice
- a free-will gift.
Anything done out of a sense of obligation
or responsibility or duty becomes a burden
rather than a spiritual empowerment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sense the life force -
what the Chinese call "Qi" -
radiating powerfully.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It turns denial into acceptance,
chaos to order, confusion to clarity.
It can turn a meal into a feast,
a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
Gratitude makes sense of our past,
brings peace for today,
and creates a vision for tomorrow.
- Melody Beattie

Love is what we were born with.
Fear is what we learned here.
Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- Marianne Williamson

We each have a sixth sense that is
attuned to the oneness dimension in life,
providing a means for us to guide our lives
in accord with our ideas.
- Henry Reed

The first step in the evolution of ethics
is a sense of solidarity with other human beings.
- Albert Schweitzer

Never let your sense of morals
get in the way of doing what's right.
- Isaac Asimov

A person without a sense of humor
is like a wagon without springs.
It's jolted by every pebble on the road.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Take care of the sense
and the sounds will take care of themselves.
- Lewis Carroll

Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected
in a cosmic religion for the future:
It transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology;
it covers both the natural and the spiritual,
and it is based on a religious sense
aspiring from the experience of all things,
natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity.
- Albert Einstein

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are,
and doing things as they ought to be done.
- Josh Billings

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

To a very young child, mommy and daddy are gods.
We spend our lives looking to regain
that sense of being cared for and protected.
Thus religion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In all our contacts, it is probably the sense
of being really needed and wanted
which gives us the greatest satisfaction
and creates the most lasting bond.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The pendulum of the mind alternates
between sense and nonsense,
not between right and wrong.
- Carl Jung

Nothing can bring a real sense of security
into the home except true love.
- Billy Graham

It is important to do what you don't know how to do.
It is important to see your skills as keeping you
from learning what is deepest and most mysterious.
If you know how to focus, unfocus.
If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

There is hope for the future because God has a sense
of humor and we are funny to God.
- Bill Cosby

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

Life is not a tragedy, it is a comedy.
To be alive means to have a sense of humor.
- Osho

That sense of sacredness,
that thinking in generations,
must begin with reverence for this earth.
- Paul Tsongas

If I had no sense of humor,
I would long ago have committed suicide.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If your tendency is to make sense out of chaos, start chaos.
- Carlos Castaneda

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Society is always taken by surprise
at any new example of common sense.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There are choirs singing in your head.
If you listen, you will hear the music.
It is the song of angels.
Pay no attention to the sounds of the world.
They are just noises, and even when
added up all together
they have no value, make no sense.
Strain to hear the song of angels.
Listen to the melody within your soul.
- Neale Donald Walsch

There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I don't see much sense in that," said Rabbit.
"No," said Pooh humbly, "there isn't.
But there was going to be when I began it.
It's just that something happened to it along the way."
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

The most intense conflicts, if overcome,
leave behind a sense of security and calm
that is not easily disturbed.
It is just these intense conflicts
and their conflagration
which are needed to produce
valuable and lasting results.
- Carl Jung

Every time you don't follow your inner guidance,
you feel a loss of energy, a loss of power,
a sense of spiritual deadness.
- Shakti Gawain

Have enough sense to know, ahead of time,
when your skills will not extend to wallpapering.
- Marilyn vos Savant

Loneliness is not what it seems.
One does not feel lonely because one is alone,
but because of a feeling of lack -
a feeling that something is missing.
Loneliness is essentially independent
of how many other humans are around.
It has much more to do with one's self-esteem -
one's sense of inherent worth.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The key to happiness is inner peace.
The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions
such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion,
while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility
are the sources of peace and happiness.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor,
for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
- Jessamyn West


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