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Karl Urban Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Karl Urban.

It was always something I knew I was capable of and
from an early age my mother was involved in the film industry.
She used to work at a production company.
So I was exposed to a renaissance period of films in
New Zealand back in the early 80's.
- Karl Urban

There's only so much you can do until you get on set
and see the aesthetics of what you're dealing with.
Then you see what the other players are giving to you.
It's all about the transfer of energy between different actors.
- Karl Urban

That's always an interesting concept when you try to
make your dream into a reality and you come up against
the facts of exactly what it is you're attempting to do.
- Karl Urban

It's such a small industry here you inevitably end
up working with the same people over and over again.
There are only so many actors to go around,
which is good for us.
- Karl Urban

 

That is a big danger, losing your inspiration.
When I work in film and television I try to do each
take a little differently.
I never want to do the same thing twice,
because then you're not being spontaneous,
you're just recreating something.
- Karl Urban

Now I'm this far up the ladder and I've got so much
farther to go with what I want to achieve with it.
- Karl Urban

I'll need every ounce that I have to drive it through.
Film and TV require that energy.
Sometimes fight scenes can be pretty intense.
When I was shooting "Heaven" it was truly guerrilla film-making.
- Karl Urban

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I don't see a benefit in accepting every single little
morsel of work that comes along because I think in
essence what you're doing is you're raping yourself really.
- Karl Urban

I did a little theatre work after that and the following
year I got another part in a television series.
Then it was almost to the end of the year before I got more work.
That was coming to terms with the reality of the vocation I had chosen.
- Karl Urban

When I work, I try to eat as much vegetarian as possible.
When I do Cupid, I eat vegetarian because I need the energy.
I've got those wings on my back.
- Karl Urban

Our faith gives us knowledge of something better.
- E. F. Schumacher

When a person doesn't have gratitude,
something is missing in his or her humanity.
A person can almost be defined by
his or her attitude toward gratitude.
- Elie Wiesel

Those who believe they can do something
and those who believe they can't
are both right.
- Henry Ford

Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are
something to do,
something to love,
and something to hope for.
- Joseph Addison

Worrying is like a rocking chair,
it gives you something to do,
but it gets you nowhere.
- Glenn Turner

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

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

We tend to forget that happiness doesn't
come as a result of getting something we don't have,
but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
- Frederick Koenig

A hero is someone who has given his life to
something bigger than himself
or something other than himself.
- Joseph Campbell

Abundance is not something we acquire.
It is something we tune into.
- Wayne Dyer

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Every thought you think
and every word you speak
is affirming something.
- Louise L. Hay

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden

Every man and woman is born into the world
to do something unique and something distinctive;
and if he or she does not do it,
it will never be done.
- Benjamin E. Mays

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

To be yourself in a world that
is constantly trying to make you something else
is the greatest accomplishment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We have to stop and be humble enough to understand
that there is something called mystery.
- Paulo Coelho

A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Why live?
Adding one to my count of days, or postponing
a feared death by another day do not inspire me.
I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new, meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

No man ever prayed heartily without learning something.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The right to do something doesn't mean that doing it is right.
- William Safire

When one has nothing to lose, one becomes courageous.
We are timid only when
there is something we can still cling to.
- Carlos Castaneda

I submit to you that if a man hasn't
discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Service is the rent we pay for being.
It is the very purpose of life,
and not something you do in your spare time.
- Marion Wright Edelman

Aim above morality.
Be not simply good,
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

Don't live down to expectations.
Go out there and do something remarkable.
- Wendy Wasserstein

To believe in something, and not to live it, is dishonest.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Our ordinary mind always tries to persuade us
that we are nothing but acorns
and that our greatest happiness will be
to become bigger, fatter, shinier acorns;
but that is of interest only to pigs.
Our faith gives us knowledge of something better:
that we can become oak trees.
- E. F. Schumacher

I live to experience something new each day -
to learn something new,
meet a new friend,
bring joy into someone's life,
feel the wind newly on my skin,
touch a new fear, a new anger,
and with focused intent and good fortune,
find an ample measure of my own joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The ultimate test of a man's conscience
may be his willingness to sacrifice something today
for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks
for everything that happens to you,
knowing that every step forward is a step toward
achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
- Brian Tracy

Existence needs you.
Without you, something will be missing
in existence and nobody can replace it.
Thats what gives you dignity,
that the whole existence will miss you.
- Osho

Be not merely good; be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

You can't do anything about the length of your life,
but you can do something about its width and depth.
- Evan Esar

No individual has any right to come into the world
and go out of it without leaving something behind.
- George Washington Carver

To oppose something is to maintain it.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore.
There is always something to make you wonder
in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.
- Albert Schweitzer

Today is probably a good day for something;
but it's a better day for doing nothing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In soloing - as in other activities -
it is far easier to start something
than it is to finish it.
- Amelia Earhart

There is joy in work.
There is no happiness except in the realization
that we have accomplished something.
- Henry Ford

When you see something done,
know that you intended it.
If you don't like what you see,
then deeply examine your intentions.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I used to tell my husband that,
if he could make me "understand" something,
it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

For everything you have missed,
you have gained something else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Stand up to your obstacles
and do something about them.
You will find that they haven't
half the strength you think they have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

The moment we want to believe something,
we suddenly see all the arguments for it,
and become blind to the arguments against it.
- George Bernard Shaw

Self-honor (self-respect) is in no way selfish.
Before I can give to others,
I must have something to give.
Only by first creating
my own self-esteem and happiness,
do I possess the resources to
contribute anything meaningful to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anything I can not transform
into something marvelous, I let go.
- Anais Nin

I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything, but still I can do something;
And because I cannot do everything
I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
- Helen Keller

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child,
we should first examine it and see whether it is
not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
- Carl Jung

If we screw it up, start over. Try something else.
- Lee Iacocca

Unless you try to do something
beyond what you have already mastered,
you will never grow.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our desires always disappoint us;
for though we meet with something that gives us satisfaction,
yet it never thoroughly answers our expectation.
- Elbert Hubbard

Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.
- Albert Schweitzer

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

One truth stands firm. All that happens in world history
rests on something spiritual.
If the spiritual is strong, it creates world history.
If it is weak, it suffers world history.
- Albert Schweitzer

Destiny is not a matter of chance,
It is a matter of choice.
It is not something to be waited for,
But rather something to be achieved.
- William Jennings Bryan

What is a miracle? To some, it is an act of God.
To others, something amazing, extraordinary, or unexpected.
To me, Life is a miracle.
Everything that happens is a miracle.
There is no reason for me to exist as I do -
no reason for humanity, the universe, or the laws of Nature.
Energy, mass, gravity and the rest of existence
are all so improbable.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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