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Rod Taylor Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Rod Taylor.

I pray and try every day to be a better actor.
- Rod Taylor

Acting doesn't suffice.
- Rod Taylor

The most important thing in my life is my work.
- Rod Taylor

I worked at Mark Foy's during the day and studied drama at night.
- Rod Taylor

 

To a large degree, those early lean days were self-imposed.
- Rod Taylor

I'm not doing my work for constant success.
- Rod Taylor

Dore Schary was then head of the studio and he wanted to change my name.
- Rod Taylor

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Acting is something I love.
- Rod Taylor

I married at a tender age during my early stage and radio struggles.
- Rod Taylor

I wouldn't dream of selling my work.
I give them to friends, to charities.
- Rod Taylor

But I did a lot of boxing and I was captain of an Australian surf club.
- Rod Taylor

Apart from being interested in a good role,
I think it's necessary to make up your mind as to whether
it will make a movie that will entertain an audience
all over the world and not just in your own backyard.
- Rod Taylor

I am a poor student sitting at the feet of giants,
yearning for their wisdom and begging for lessons that
might one day make me a complete artist,
so that if all goes well, I may one day sit beside them.
- Rod Taylor

Art doesn't feed me or fill the void when I am not working.
If I haven't worked for six months, I can't paint.
- Rod Taylor

When people think it's successful, I'm grateful.
When they don't - OK, I'll try again.
- Rod Taylor

Anyway, when I was a kid, I dutifully went to the Sydney
Technical and Fine Arts College.
- Rod Taylor

I'd much rather turn down a starring role in a bad
picture and do a small role in a very good picture.
- Rod Taylor

I did well as an actor in Australia,
and then Paramount invited me over...
to have a look at me.
- Rod Taylor

When I said I no longer wanted to be a painter,
that I wanted to be an actor, the first thing I did
was get a stinking job in an insurance building.
- Rod Taylor

In the beginning I had a real work problem.
Every time I had job I had to convince the immigration
authorities I was the only man for that job and get
a special work permit until I went under contract to MGM.
- Rod Taylor

I suddenly realized how much I loved her when we attended
Alfred Hitchcock's 75th birthday party last August.
There was something magical about that night,
and it made me see how much she really meant to me.
- Rod Taylor

So I went and did an audition and became the biggest radio actor in Sydney,
and that's how it all started.
- Rod Taylor

I was one of the first of the uglies.
Rock Hudson and Tab Hunter...
were very pretty fellows, and that was the trend.
I was one of the first of the uglies to get lucky.
- Rod Taylor

The fact that I'm going to be unsuccessful at times
is pretty well-balanced by the fact that I'm going
to be successful at others.
- Rod Taylor

To put what you see on paper is the same as funneling
what you feel through yourself as a performer.
- Rod Taylor

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers
but to be fearless when facing them.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and pray in,
where nature may heal and cheer
and give strength to the body and soul.
- John Muir

Take time to laugh.
It is the music of the soul.
Take time to think.
It is the source of power.
Take time to play.
It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take time to read.
It is the fountain of wisdom.
Take time to pray.
It is the greatest power on Earth.
Take time to love and be loved.
It is a God-given privilege.
Take time to be friendly.
It is the road to happiness.
Take time to give.
It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take time to work.
It is the price of success.
- Anonymous

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

Do not pray for easy lives.
Pray to be stronger men.
- John F. Kennedy

I pray that my greatest desires will always be for
exactly what Spirit is offering me at that very moment.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I love you when you bow in your mosque,
kneel in your temple, pray in your church.
For you and I are sons of one religion,
and it is the Spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

Love your enemies, bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you, and pray for them
which despitefully use you and persecute you.
- Matthew 5:44

May God grant you always...
A sunbeam to warm you,
a moonbeam to charm you,
a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you.
Laughter to you.
Faithful friends near you.
And whenever you pray,
Heaven to hear you.
- Irish Blessing

I do not pray for success,
I ask for faithfulness.
- Mother Teresa

(Jesus on Love)
You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies
and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

Love Your Enemies
Ye have heard that it hath been said,
Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy.
But I say unto you, Love your enemies,
bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you,
and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.
- Jesus of Nazareth (Matthew 5:43-44)

Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers.
Pray for power equal to your tasks.
- Phillips Brooks

I think it's naive to pray for world peace if we're
not going to change the form in which we live.
- Godfrey Reggio

Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it.
- Elbert Hubbard

Pray in your family daily, that yours may be in the
number of the families who call upon God.
- Christopher Love

I pray God may preserve your health and life many years.
- Junipero Serra

It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that
which he has the power to obtain by himself.
- Epicurus

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle.
Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way
so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
- Emo Philips

Play and pray; but on the whole do not pray when you
are playing and do not play when you are praying.
- Charles Williams

From that moment, I did not cease to pray to God that
by his grace it might one day be permitted to me to learn Greek.
- Heinrich Schliemann

And thus I take my leave of the world and of you all,
and I heartily desire you all to pray for me.
- Anne Boleyn

For it is we who must pray for our daily bread,
and if He grants it to us, it is only through our labour,
our skill and preparation.
- Paracelsus

I am so infinitely happy that he loves me so much,
and I pray that it will always be like this.
It won't be my fault if he ever stops loving me.
- Eva Braun

I don't pray because I don't want to bore God.
- Orson Welles

And help us, this and every day, to live more nearly as we pray.
- John Keble

If I want to be alone, some place I can write,
I can read, I can pray, I can cry, I can do whatever I want -
I go to the bathroom.
- Alicia Keys

I pray they will carry on in spite of that dreadful monster prejudice,
and with patience, courage, fortitude and perseverance
achieve success for themselves.
- Major Taylor

You pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too.
That's a part of it.
- Denzel Washington

I don't think there's a shortage of material in the world.
Or in my head.
I just pray for continued good health,
because I've got other stories to tell.
- Richard Russo

When you pray, rather let your heart be without words
than your words without heart.
- John Bunyan

God is looking for people to use, and if you can get usable,
he will wear you out.
The most dangerous prayer you can pray is this:
'Use me.'
- Rick Warren

Pray for intestinal fortitude, work hard,
and keep the faith.
Oh, and pray for good luck, you're gonna need it.
- Jerry Reed

It's so much easier to pray for a bore than to go and see one.
- C. S. Lewis

We must alter our lives in order to alter our hearts,
for it is impossible to live one way and pray another.
- William Law

Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for,
great enough to die for.
- Dag Hammarskjold

When you face the perils of weariness,
carelessness, and confusion, don't pray for an easier life.
Pray instead to be a stronger man or woman of God.
- Luis Palau

It is not the body's posture, but the heart's attitude
that counts when we pray.
- Billy Graham

We have to pray with our eyes on God,
not on the difficulties.
- Oswald Chambers

Cover this confirmation process with prayer.
When they make it harder for us to pray,
we just pray harder.
- Zell Miller

Pray for the angry,
but express your prayers and intentions silently.
Saying openly to an angry person,
"I pray for you to receive inner-peace."
is almost certain to provoke an even angrier reaction.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The old Devil gets mad when you're trying to do good.
Pray that God will move the stumbling blocks.
- Mahalia Jackson

When the missionaries came to Africa they had the Bible and we had the land.
They said "Let us pray." We closed our eyes.
When we opened them we had the Bible and they had the land.
- Desmond Tutu

Pray for your mate.
Ask God to soften your heart and show you ways to be a better spouse.
- Willie Aames

Four things for success: work and pray,
think and believe.
- Norman Vincent Peale

I pray to be of service to the playwright,
the audience, the other actors and my character.
- Lusia Strus


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