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Wallace Shawn Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Wallace Shawn Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

I sincerely believe that if Bush and Cheney recognized
the full humanity of other people's mothers around the world,
they wouldn't commit the crimes they commit.
- Wallace Shawn

I never planned to be an actor.
It turned out I could make a living doing it.
- Wallace Shawn

I have been vain since birth.
I expected other people to like what I did,
although my vanity has definitely diminished over the years.
- Wallace Shawn

I see myself as a citizen of the planet.
Even as a child, I always found it mindless to root for your own team.
I was puzzled by the fact that people said their own
team was better than other teams simply because it was theirs.
- Wallace Shawn

 

It is hard enough to make a plan for how you are going
to spend an evening with somebody else.
So to make a plan for how you are going to behave in
25 years seems based on a view of life that is incomprehensible to me.
- Wallace Shawn

We're in an emergency situation.
The United States has become an absolutely terrifying country,
and I would hope that I could participate in some way
in stopping the horror and the brutality.
- Wallace Shawn

For me, a play is a form of writing which isn't complete
until it is interpreted by actors.
But it's still a form of writing.
And so most of my time is spent thinking about how to write a sentence.
- Wallace Shawn


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Know that you cannot create great new beginnings
until you sincerely celebrate the endings that precede them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I sincerely feel that beauty largely comes from within.
- Christy Turlington

Working with plants, trees, fences and walls,
if they practice sincerely they will attain enlightenment.
- Dogen Zenji

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life,
that no man can sincerely try
to help another without helping himself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I honestly, sincerely love what I do.
- Mary Hart

Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has
been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with
whom destiny has ordained that you shall live.
- Marcus Aurelius

I can only say that there is not a man living who wishes
more sincerely than I do to see a plan adopted for
the abolition of slavery.
- George Washington

I believe sincerely that we should bring in U.N.
peacekeepers and bring our troops home.
- Dennis Kucinich

I sincerely believe I could have wounded up in a lot
of trouble if I had not been taught as a boy to fear Hell,
and to believe that certain wicked acts could lead me to damnation.
- Robert Vaughn

If I could believe that this was said sincerely,
I could put up with anything.
- Jean Racine

If you sing honestly and sincerely to kids,
they will respond with all their hearts.
- Susannah McCorkle

The author himself is the best judge of his own performance;
none has so deeply meditated on the subject;
none is so sincerely interested in the event.
- Edward Gibbon

I daresay anything can be made holy by being sincerely worshipped.
- Iris Murdoch

We sincerely ask the Beijing authorities across the
Strait to view the election result from a positive perspective,
to accept the democratic decision of the Taiwanese people.
- Chen Shui-bian

Would you care to publish this? Sincerely,
Robert B. Parker.
- Robert B. Parker

Once you start a working on something,
don't be afraid of failure and don't abandon it.
People who work sincerely are the happiest.
- Chanakya

I just don't like people coming up to me and saying something.
It immediately makes you become insincere.
There is no way you can react to it sincerely.
- Tom Verlaine

I would sincerely regret, and which never shall happen whilst I am in office,
a military guard around the President.
- Andrew Jackson

God is displeased at the diffidence of souls who love
Him sincerely and whom He Himself loves.
- Alphonsus Liguori

I think right now is the best time for stand-up,
ever.
I sincerely do.
- Patton Oswalt

From my father, I learned the importance of working
sincerely at things to which I had committed myself,
and to persevere untiringly even in the face of little progress.
- Koichi Tanaka

Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire,
sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon...
must inevitably come to pass!
- Paul J. Meyer

I sincerely believe that there's room for cutting down
trees for forestry and grazing,
so as we all get to eat.
Everyone has to compromise.
- Steve Irwin

But what of black women?...
I most sincerely doubt if any other race of women could
have brought its fineness up through so devilish a fire.
- W. E. B. Du Bois

Every nation sincerely desires peace;
and all nations pursue courses which if persisted in,
must make peace impossible.
- Norman Angell

We sincerely hope that south Asian countries will respect
and live in amity with each other,
and achieve common development, and that south Asia will enjoy peace,
stability and prosperity.
- Li Peng

Well, youth is the period of assumed personalities and disguises.
It is the time of the sincerely insincere.
- V. S. Pritchett

Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for
the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.
- C. S. Lewis

The problem with writing about religion is that you
run the risk of offending sincerely religious people,
and then they come after you with machetes.
- Dave Barry

I sincerely hope that I shall always be a credit to my race,
and to the motion picture industry.
- Hattie McDaniel

No one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
- Charles Dudley Warner

A bad book is as much of a labor to write as a good one,
it comes as sincerely from the author's soul.
- Aldous Huxley

I sincerely believe blogging can save America.
- John Jay Hooker

I sincerely believe that banking establishments
are more dangerous than standing armies,
and that the principle of spending money
to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding,
is but swindling futurity on a large scale.
- Thomas Jefferson

When I think about my new CD, the word "joy" comes to mind.
I sincerely hope that each listener will feel the earth,
spirit, and aggressive creativity emanating from this album.
- George Duke

Make it a habit to tell people thank you.
To express your appreciation, sincerely and without
the expectation of anything in return.
Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon
find many others around you.
Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it.
- Ralph Marston

I most sincerely wish that the world in which we live
be free from the threat of a nuclear holocaust and
from the ruinous arms race.
It is my cherished desire that peace be not separated
from freedom which is the right of every nation.
This I desire and for this I pray.
- Lech Walesa

People truly reaching across boundaries -
be they religious or race,
political or geographic.
A state that is sincerely civil and respectful of each
individual's pathway toward life,
liberty and the pursuit of happiness will be our goal.
- Jon Huntsman, Jr.

Some men know that a light touch of the tongue,
running from a woman's toes to her ears,
lingering in the softest way possible in various places in between,
given often enough and sincerely enough,
would add immeasurably to world peace.
- Marianne Williamson

In the past, it was easier to believe in my own effectiveness.
If I worked hard, with good colleagues and good ideas,
we could make a difference.
But now, I sincerely doubt that.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

And upon this act, sincerely believed to be an act of justice,
warranted by the Constitution, upon military necessity,
I invoke the considerate judgment of all mankind,
and the gracious favor of Almighty God.
- Salmon P. Chase

But I think I can sincerely declare that I cheerfully
submit myself to every odious name for conscience' sake;
and from my soul I despise all those whose guilt,
malice, or folly has made them my foes.
- James Otis

Our willingness to acknowledge that we only see half
the picture creates the conditions that make us more attractive to others.
The more sincerely we acknowledge our need for their
different insights and perspectives,
the more they will be magnetized to join us.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

If you don't know what you want, you will probably never get it.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

Know that you are loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do.
Don't bother just to be better than
your contemporaries or predecessors.
Try to be better than yourself.
- William Faulkner

If it is surely the means to the highest end we know,
can any work be humble or disgusting?
Will it not rather be elevating as a ladder,
the means by which we are translated?
- Henry David Thoreau

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work,
and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Where are you going? Where does your path lead?
You can never know the future, yet wandering aimlessly
is unlikely to be the source of a fulfilling life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"To know" is to know that you know nothing.
That is the meaning of true knowledge.
- Confucius


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