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In life and in movies, it's a similar challenge, where you have expectations, and you end up in situations that are not meeting your expectations.
Bad things do happen in the world, like war, natural disasters, disease. But out of those situations always arise stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
Myths are wonderful tools that we've had, oh, for eons now that help us navigate the situations we find ourselves in.
Politics and war are remarkably similar situations.
Such happiness as life is capable of comes from the full participation of all our powers in the endeavor to wrest from each changing situations of experience its own full and unique meaning.
Neither situations nor people can be altered by the interference of an outsider. If they are to be altered, that alteration must come from within.
I've had to deal with all different types of situations - positive and negative and extremes of both.
I try to support groups that are about educating people about different races, different religions, different cultures and different situations so that we can break down the barriers of prejudice and bigotry.
I set up situations that involve abandoning control and finding out what happens.
Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones.
I don't believe in devils. Indifference and misunderstandings can create evil situations. Most of the time, people who appear to be evil are really victims of evil deeds.
Max von Sydow
In some ways Lawler is a conceptual Diane Arbus. She's a stalker who takes advantage of situations. She pulls back curtains, causing normal things to look freakish and the freakish to turn mundane.
Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake.
J. Donald Walters
You know, men and women are a lot alike in certain situations. Like when they're both on fire - they're exactly alike.
Within the process of filming, unexpected situations occur.
I think what is British about me is my feelings and awareness of others and their situations. English people are always known to be well mannered and cold but we are not cold - we don't interfere in your situation. If we are heartbroken, we don't scream in your face with tears - we go home and cry on our own.
If you look at my life, generally, I've been put in situations which were difficult and which I conquered.
My stay-married secret would probably be exercising good communication, not when you have to but all the time. I think if you do that, you kinda just cleanse the situations, so there's not build up. I think that's probably the best way to do it.
Sometimes films ignore other points of view because it's simpler to tell the story that way, but the more genuine and sympathetic you are to different points of view and situations, the more real the story is.
There are no hopeless situations; there are only men who have grown hopeless about them.
Clare Boothe Luce
There are no desperate situations, there are only desperate people.
So when I write characters and situations and relationships, I try to sort of utilize what I know about the world, limited as it is, and what I hear from my friends and see with my relatives.
When young we are faithful to individuals, when older we grow loyal to situations and to types.
I like to look at how people work together when they are put into stressful situations, when life stops being cozy.
A good many dramatic situations begin with screaming.
Depression is something that doesn't just go away. It's just... there and you deal with it. It's like... malaria or something. Maybe it won't be cured, but you've got to take the medication you're prescribed, and you stay out of situations that are going to trigger it.
I do think sometimes people get morally superior without understanding situations.
Human beings yield in many situations, even important and spiritual and central ones, as long as it prolongs one's well-being.
Plot, rules, nor even poetry, are not half so great beauties in tragedy or comedy as a just imitation of nature, of character, of the passions and their operations in diversified situations.
I think I've still got a bit of a sado-masochistic streak in me, because if I'm not going to be restricted by corsets and covered in lace, then I still wind up wearing an ape-mask over my face. I do wonder how I get myself in these situations!
Helena Bonham Carter
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