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Peter Brook Quotes

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An icon painter starts not with Jesus Christ but by
finding earth and rubbing.
Now what is earth, what are you rubbing in directing?
- Peter Brook

I've always worked a bit like a cook in a big restaurant,
where you've got lots and lots of things laid out and
you go and look into one cauldron and you look into
the other and you see what's coming to the boil.
- Peter Brook

David Brinkley was an icon of modern broadcast journalism,
a brilliant writer who could say in a few words what
the country needed to hear during times of crisis,
tragedy and triumph.
- Tom Brokaw

I'm more than an actor.
I'm an icon, an industry.
- Corey Feldman

 

I never think of myself as an icon.
What is in other people's minds is not in my mind.
I just do my thing.
- Audrey Hepburn

I feel very fortunate to be compared to somebody so incredible.
Michael Jackson's an icon.
- Justin Timberlake

There's nobody in the world like me.
I think every decade has an iconic blonde,
like Marilyn Monroe or Princess Diana and,
right now, I'm that icon.
- Paris Hilton

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It's never been my purpose to become an American icon,
or more famous or richer.
- Juliette Binoche

Glenn Close is a living icon.
You look at the work, and I think it's wild,
because she thinks some of her best work was in Dangerous
Liaisons and that's what I believe as well.
- Anthony Anderson

There was something about Marilyn.
She couldn't act her way out of a bag,
but she became an icon because something happened between her and the lens,
and no one knows what it is.
- Richard Widmark

I was just thinking of James Dean and Marilyn Monroe
and how young they were when they died.
I would like to be a pop icon who survives.
I would like to be a living icon.
- John Travolta

Most of us see Justice O'Connor as something of an icon,
although we do not agree with all of her decisions.
- Patricia Ireland

It's exciting to see a kid at a rehearsal meeting with
someone who seems like such an icon.
- Michael Ritchie

I've become this sort of icon for the gay community.
I don't like the position.
- Sandra Bernhard

I do not truly consider myself an icon,
but the Cube has been quite successful.
- Erno Rubik

I'm Valentino Rossi.
And I want to be a person, not an icon.
- Valentino Rossi

The bicycle is a former child's toy that has now been
elevated to icon status because,
presumably, it can move the human form from pillar
to post without damage to the environment.
- Brock Yates

Dick Clark is an American icon.
I am honored that he has entrusted me with such a role
in this national tradition.
- Ryan Seacrest

It's always intimidating to meet an icon.
- Jennifer O'Neill

From 1962 to 1965, the guitar became this icon of youth culture,
thanks mostly to the Beatles.
- Pat Metheny

Frankly I've never really subscribed to these adjectives tagging me as an 'icon',
'superstar', etc.
I've always thought of myself as an actor doing his
job to the best of his ability.
- Amitabh Bachchan

What was new was the symbolic force of the targets struck.
The attackers did not just physically cause the highest
buildings in Manhattan to collapse;
they also destroyed an icon in the household imagery of the American nation.
- Jurgen Habermas

When I created Buffy, I wanted to create a female icon,
but I also wanted to be very careful to surround her
with men that not only have no problem with the idea of a female leader,
but were in fact engaged and even attracted to the idea.
- Joss Whedon

We all shared an admiration of Debussy both as a musician
and as sort of an icon for the 20th century.
It seemed like an interesting idea to go right back
100 years to find the source of some new ideas now.
- Anne Dudley

The Burgess Shale is not unique, but for those who
study evolution and fossils it has become something of an icon.
It provides a reference point and a benchmark,
a point of common discussion and an issue of universal scientific interest.
- Simon Conway Morris

Our flag honors those who have fought to protect it,
and is a reminder of the sacrifice of our nation's founders and heroes.
As the ultimate icon of America's storied history,
the Stars and Stripes represents the very best of this nation.
- Joe Barton

We've never performed the song live outside of recording it in the studio.
That was a dream come true because Whitney,
she's an icon and she's been one of my main mentors in this business.
- Deborah Cox

When you're playing an icon like Wolverine,
it's sometimes better to be someone that nobody knows
because they don't know what to expect.
I don't mind a little bit of anonymity;
it helps on the subway.
- Hugh Jackman

Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked,
in which you can walk with love and reverence.
- Henry David Thoreau

Could a greater miracle take place
than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?
- Henry David Thoreau

Through our own recovered innocence
we discern the innocence of our neighbors.
- Henry David Thoreau

The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.
- Henry David Thoreau

Goodness is the only investment that never fails.
- Henry David Thoreau

The bluebird carries the sky on his back.
- Henry David Thoreau

As you simplify your life,
the laws of the universe will be simpler;
solitude will not be solitude,
poverty will not be poverty,
nor weakness weakness.
- Henry David Thoreau

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

There is no remedy for love but to love more.
- Henry David Thoreau

No face which we can give to a matter
will stead us so well at last as the truth.
This alone wears well.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is not desirable to cultivate
a respect for the law,
so much as for the right.
- Henry David Thoreau

It is never too late to give up our prejudices.
- Henry David Thoreau

Live the life you've dreamed.
- Henry David Thoreau

You are the Michelangelo of your own life.
The David that you are sculpting is you.
And you do it with your thoughts.
- Joe Vitale

If a man loses pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears,
however measured or far away.
- Henry David Thoreau

Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed,
and in such desperate enterprises?
If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

May we so love as never to have occasion
to repent of our love!
- Henry David Thoreau

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend.
- Henry David Thoreau

Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead.
- David Farragut

If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
- Henry David Thoreau

Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
- Henry David Thoreau

Do what you love.
Know your own bone;
gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it,
and gnaw it still.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nay, be a Columbus to whole new
continents and worlds within you,
opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.
- Henry David Thoreau

Be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you,
opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal,
and then leap in the dark to our success.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

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

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated;
you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- David Lloyd George

It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil.
- Henry David Thoreau

The perception of beauty is a moral test.
- Henry David Thoreau

Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.
- Henry David Thoreau

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Live the life you have imagined.
- Henry David Thoreau

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

Ignorance and bungling with love
are better than wisdom and skill without.
- Henry David Thoreau

Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.
- Henry David Thoreau

The heart is forever inexperienced.
- Henry David Thoreau

We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

To be admitted to Nature's hearth costs nothing.
None is excluded, but excludes himself.
You have only to push aside the curtain.
- Henry David Thoreau

Not until we are lost
do we begin to understand ourselves.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nature puts no question and answers none which we mortals ask.
She has long ago taken her resolution.
- Henry David Thoreau

Shall I not have intelligence with the earth?
Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself.
- Henry David Thoreau


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