We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
Temptation is the devil looking through the keyhole.
Yielding is opening the door and inviting him in.
Merely having an open mind is nothing;
the object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.
Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement.
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In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.
Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house.
Opening the first takes the pressure off the second.
In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since.
The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers.
Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne;
knowing him was like drinking it.
Once you touch the trappings of monarchy, like opening an Egyptian tomb, the inside is liable to crumble.
Opening amenities are often opening inanities.
It was a pleasure to burn.
Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long.
We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
If you're going to read this, don't bother.
This erosion of the middle class is happening all over the place.
The opening of a wider gap between rich and poor is always accompanied by such a process.
We're playing the Superbowl this year, we're opening up before the coins drop.
No man wants to feel that he's there because of his woman's biological clock or because he's filling a job opening for husband or significant other.
I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.
The closing of a door can bring blessed privacy and comfort -- the opening, terror. Conversely, the closing of a door can be a sad and final thing -- the opening a wonderfully joyous moment.
The techniques of opening conversation are universal.
I knew long ago and rediscovered that the best way to attract attention, help, and conversation is to be lost. A man who seeing his mother starving to death on a path kicks her in the stomach to clear the way, will cheerfully devote several hours of his time giving wrong directions to a total stranger who claims to be lost.
You must not for one instant give up the effort to build new lives for yourselves. Creativity means to push open the heavy, groaning doorway to life. This is not an easy struggle. Indeed, it may be the most difficult task in the world, for opening the door to your own life is, in the end, more difficult than opening the doors to the mysteries of the universe.
Nay, be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought.
Probably the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton, but the opening battles of all subsequent wars have been lost there.
How glorious, then, is the prospect, the reverse of all the past, which is now opening upon us, and upon the world. Government, we may now expect to see, not only in theory and in books but in actual practice, calculated for the general good, and taking no more upon it than the general good requires, leaving all men the enjoyment of as many of their natural rights as possible, and no more interfering with matters of religion, with men's notions concerning God, and a future state, than with philosophy, or medicine.
I'm gonna do four or five of these movies, and it's going to become my career.
I'll have to keep expanding the bat suit, because I get fatter every year. I'll be bankrupt. I'll be out opening shopping malls, going from appearance to appearance in a cheesy van. On playing Batman
The opening of a foreign trade, by making them acquainted with new objects, or tempting them by the easier acquisition of things which they had not previously thought attainable, sometimes works a sort of industrial revolution in a country whose resources were previously undeveloped for want of energy and ambition in the people: inducing those who were satisfied with scanty comforts and little work, to work harder for the gratification of their new tastes, and even to save, and accumulate capital, for the still more complete satisfaction of those tastes at a future time.
I would have the studies elective. Scholarship is to be created not by compulsion, but by awakening a pure interest in knowledge. The wise instructor accomplishes this by opening to his pupils precisely the attractions the study has for himself. The marking is a system for schools, not for the college; for boys, not for men; and it is an ungracious work to put on a professor.
The true beloveds of this world are in their lover's eyes lilacs opening, ship lights, school bells, a landscape, remembered conversations, friends, a child's Sunday, lost voices, one's favorite suit, autumn and all seasons, memory, yes, it being the earth and water of existence, memory.
After musing for some minutes, the old gentleman walked, with the same meditative face, into a back anteroom opening from the yard; and there, retiring into a corner, called up before his mind's eye a vast amphitheatre of faces over which a dusky curtain had hung for many years.
For all his learning or sophistication, man still instinctively reaches towards that force beyond. Only arrogance can deny its existence, and the denial falters in the face of evidence on every hand. In every tuft of grass, in every bird, in every opening bud, there it is.
Take a lesson from the mosquito. She never waits for an opening -- she makes one.
His vocation was orderliness, which is the basis of creation.
Accordingly, when a letter came, he would turn it over in his hands for a long time, gazing at it meditatively; then he would put it away in a file without opening it, because everything had its own time.
Politics is just like show business. You have a hell of an opening, coast for a while, and then have a hell of a close.
I durst not laugh for fear of opening my lips and receiving the bad air.
What pornographic literature does is precisely to drive a wedge between one's existence as a full human being and one's existence as a sexual being -- while in ordinary life a healthy person is one who prevents such a gap from opening up. Normally we don't experience, at least don't want to experience, our sexual fulfillment as distinct from or opposed to our personal fulfillment. But perhaps in part they are distinct, whether we like it or not.
The appetite for power, even for universal power, is only insane when there is no possibility of indulging it; a man who sees the possibility opening before him and does not try to grasp it, even at the risk of destroying himself and his country, is either
The other day I got out my can-opener and was opening a can of worms when I thought, What am I doing?!
When we would prepare the mind by a forcible appeal, and opening quotation is a symphony precluding on the chords those tones we are about to harmonize.
I always begin at the left with the opening word of the sentence and read toward the right and I recommend this method.
Though the most beautiful creature were waiting for me at the end of a journey or a walk; though the carpet were of silk, the curtains of the morning clouds; the chairs and sofa stuffed with cygnet's down; the food manna, the wine beyond claret, the window opening on Winander Mere, I should not feel --or rather my happiness would not be so fine, as my solitude is sublime.
Traveling is not just seeing the new;
it is also leaving behind. Not just opening doors; also closing them behind you, never to return. But the place you have left forever is always there for you to see whenever you shut your eyes.
Truth lies within ourselves: it takes no rise from outward things, whatever you may believe. There is an inmost center in us all, where truth abides in fullness and to Know rather consists in opening out a way whence the imprisoned splendor may escape than in effecting entry for light supposed to be without.
I think we need to look for any opening we can to avoid a war and we shouldn't pass up any opportunity for resolution.
To me, it's all about opening all the doors and getting people to be not only prolific, but creative and having control of their music.
I had no idea how difficult Sondheim's music would be.
All through the rehearsals, I kept flubbing. There were so many tempo changes. I could never get through the opening number without any mistakes. One day, I went up to Hal Prince and offered to leave the show. He laughed it off. He said, "Don't be silly. That's why we have tryouts."
I think all jocks have a sensitive side.
It's just, will they show it to anybody? Will they let their guard down and stop being tough and the cool jock guy around their friends, or just relax? I don't know if it's best to say opening up, but just relax and really say what you're actually thinking, and not what you think people want to hear.
I've been lucky enough to do a few films that will last longer than an opening weekend and those films are the ones I'm proud of.
I'm opening up my heart to the idea of dating.
It's funny - my friends would always come to me for romantic advice. I know nothing, and things have changed since I was dating in high school! I'm really trying hard to spend this time working on myself.
I remember opening my dad's closet and there were, like, 40 suits, every color of the rainbow, plaid and winter and summer. He had two jewelry boxes full of watches and lighters and cuff links. And just... he was that guy. He was probably unfulfilled in his life in many ways.
Growing up I played in garage bands and cover bands with my older brother, and he got us a gig opening up for some hippie jam band. I was 15. I felt like such an adult!