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It is not what we learn in conversation that enriches us. It is the elation that comes of swift contact with tingling currents of thought.
It's terrible to realize you don't learn how to live until you're ready to die, and then it's too late.
Every time you do a project, you learn something new.
You have to go through the falling down in order to learn to walk. It helps to know that you can survive it. That's an education in itself.
You learn something every time you make a mistake.
There's a small percentage of people who can act. There's a small percentage who get to do this for a living. There's a swath of the population that are able to keep a story in their head and fight all the battles against self-consciousness and the surreal unnaturalness of acting in a movie. The technical aspects you can learn fairly quickly.
In the business world today, failure is apparently not an option. We need to change this attitude toward failure - and celebrate the idea that only by falling on our collective business faces do we learn enough to succeed down the road.
Now, learning how to make a movie is something you can figure out in about an afternoon. The physics of it, the marks, the lights, etc. What's hard to do is to suspend your own feelings of self consciousness. The natural actors can do that; they can become part of a characterization and learn how to maintain it.
I've never cared for guns. In fact, when I did 'Scent of a Woman' I had to learn how to assemble one.
They will come to learn in the end, at their own expense, that it is better to endure competition for rich customers than to be invested with monopoly over impoverished customers.
What we actually learn, from any given set of circumstances, determines whether we become increasingly powerless or more powerful.
And I saw the sax line-up that he had behind him and I thought, I'm going to learn the saxophone. When I grow up, I'm going to play in his band. So I sort of persuaded my dad to get me a kind of a plastic saxophone on the hire purchase plan.
Everyone has limits. You just have to learn what your own limits are and deal with them accordingly.
I didn't learn fire-eating to conquer my fears. I learned fire-eating because I desperately wanted to be in show business.
Everyone has a chance to learn, improve, and build up their skills.
I think that it's perhaps harder to learn from victory than it is from defeat. I think that we don't want defeat. We don't want defeat in sport. We don't want defeat in life. How are we going to be beaten? All right. We have to deal with those things. What's going to cause us to lose the game, whatever the game might be?
I truly feel the best doctors are ones who are criticized by nurses, patients and family. They do not make excuses and learn from their mistakes.
If we learn not humility, we learn nothing.
There's no blueprint for where I should be. I see myself as a young, good actor who still has a lot to learn. There's nobody at any point in their career who is the finished article.
The idea that a book can advise a woman how to capture a man is touchingly naive. Books advising men how to capture a woman are far less common, perhaps because few men are willing to admit to such a difficulty. For both sexes, I recommend a good novel, offering scenarios you might learn from, if only because they reflect a lot of doubt.
If I'd trusted myself and listened to myself all the times that I ignored myself, I would have been fine. But everyone has to learn their lesson, and now I've got it.
On good days, I can see the inherent goodness in people, and that human beings have a high capacity to learn and adapt. But things like the environment, nuclear weapons and ideas like peak oil - if you think about them too much, they can really freak you out.
It takes obstacles to learn, grow, be better.
You had to learn at a certain age what sarcasm is, you know?
When I was a little girl you used to learn to sew all the holes in things, darning socks, but nobody mends things anymore.
John F. Kennedy
C. S. Lewis
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