quote by Melody Beattie

Gratitude isn't a tool to manipulate the universe or God. It's a way to acknowledge our faith that everything happens for a reason even if we don't know what that reason is. ~Melody Beattie, 52 Weeks of Conscious Contact, pg. 34.

— Melody Beattie

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A book is a loaded gun in the house next door.

..Who knows who might be the target of the well-read man?


To denigrate the union movement in this way is to denigrate the right and the ability of people who are not rich to organize and to accomplish things together.

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We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal, as the Constitution says, but everyone made equal. Each man the image of every other; then all are happy, for there are no mountains to make them cower, to judge themselves against.

My wife always says that I will be stuck with this forever: I am the difficult one. With Jack Nicholson they always said it was drugs. Warren Beatty is supposed to have screwed everything that jumped off the curve. I'll tell you, in reality a few of us had as many girls as Warren.

If there is reincarnation, I'd like to come back as Warren Beatty's fingertips.


I mean, first, almost all writers these days teach because they don't make enough money publishing to live on, to support themselves - people like Tobias Wolff, Anne Beattie, Amy Hempel, Stuart Dybek; a lot of short story writers, for one thing.

Remember, Montag, we're the happiness boys.

We stand against the small tide of those who want to make everyone unhappy with conflicting theory and thought.

I've always wanted to work with Warren Beatty.

I love Stroker Ace. I love the whole team. Jim Nabors really stole the show, and Ned Beatty, well I've made more of my movies with Ned Beatty than anybody else.

Could I see him acting as Warren Beatty directed, and what would that be like? When you see him as those characters, once you get to know him, there is so much of him in them. In fact, I saw so much of him in them that it made me laugh.


I don't know what to do with Warren Beatty.

All I know is that he wasn't attracted to me. That's all right.

There seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships today.

Warren Beatty was one hell of a lover - but we fought like stray dogs

Warren Beatty once quipped that the best time for a wedding was noon, because if the marriage didn't work, you hadn't screwed up the entire day.

My old boyfriend, Warren Beatty, used to say I was a late developer,' she reflects. 'He was right. It took me 50 years to find motherhood and unconditional love.'


Warren Beatty has always acted like a Movie Star even when no one knew who he was.

I played in a movie called Ring of Fear with Clyde Beatty and Pat O'Brien.

[Warren Beatty] definitely sees 'Rules' as a comedic consequence to the American sexual puritanism that is dramatically presented in 'Splendor.'

For me, it was watching 'Reds' and 'Splendor in the Grass.

' To me, 'Splendor' is like the companion piece to 'Rules Don't Apply.' It's set in the time when Warren [Beatty] came to Hollywood, and when he did that first film.

Even when Warren [Beatty] cast me, it had been two years between films at that point.


I wanted to watch the women interacting with [Warren Beatty], which takes he chose, and how the actresses were reacting in scenes with him.

I watched a few of Warren Beatty films when I was growing up...my Dad loved 'Heaven Can Wait.'

Paul Beatty for "The Sellout" sounds like a relevant story for our times.

It's playful, uses deep thought and seems to be taking advantage of everything literature can do when tackling difficult issues.

Warren [Beatty] was very adamant and very encouraging of me to direct.

It's definitely something that I'd like to pursue more in the future.

By anyone's measure, [Warren Beatty] is proven himself.

But he still sets out to make something as great as it possibly can be.


[Warren Beatty] will sometimes spend hours on a very small detail to make sure he gets it right. After the kind of work that he's made, he certainly doesn't have to be doing that.

[Warren Beatty] is voraciously detail-oriented.

Let's say [Warren Beatty] wants you to speak louder in a scene.

He won't stop playing the role and say to you as a director, "Will you speak louder on the next take?" He'll say it as Howard Hughes: "I can't totally hear you. Why don't you speak up a little bit?" To kind of keep this rhythm going.

Warren [Beatty] did a very cool thing, where he directs in character.

I'd never worked with an actor-director before [Warren Beatty].


[Warren's Beatty] first film being with this very important director [Elia Kazan], I think we related on that in a big way. And I just was genuinely curious about his experiences in film, and about the people he knew.

Warren [Beatty] loves to talk about his experiences with [Elia] Kazan.

I didn't read the script [ Rules Don't Apply ] for a couple years.

It basically amounted to this kind of apprenticeship with Warren [Beatty]: conversations and learning about his whole background in the film industry and his life.

When Tetro came out, I met with Warren Beatty for the first time.

I had, like, a four-and-a-half-hour lunch with him, and then over the next five years continued to meet with him and go to his house.