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Elmer Bernstein Quotes

I hope you find these Elmer Bernstein Quotes inspiring and motivational.

You wouldn't think it would but my parents were really balanced about that.
When it came time for me to be out of the house and
out on my own they were very supportive.
- Elmer Bernstein

I'm generally pessimistic about the dumbing down of America -
especially with summer movies.
- Elmer Bernstein

It was a great way to work.
In those days, you had to be there.
It was your world.
It was your club.
Your friends were there, your associates were there,
your security was there.
- Elmer Bernstein

Today you have something like A Film by Joe Harry.
That is patently asinine and ridiculous.
- Elmer Bernstein


 

I thought in terms of the enthusiasm of doing it.
I didn't think about whether I was ready.
- Elmer Bernstein

I made my way on to a grey list, a black list even.
That's something I'm very proud of, actually.
- Elmer Bernstein

When you stop to think about it, so many films today
where we don't have that kind of contact are films about alienation.
About alienated feelings.
We are much more alienated from our colleagues nowadays.
- Elmer Bernstein


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I would do the occasional score.
I thought it was the most thrilling thing.
It was instant.
You made the music and they played it right away to millions of people.
I found it thrilling.
- Elmer Bernstein

I did 10 years of comedies and 10 years of Westerns.
I really like to stay away from car chases.
I prefer the more intimate film.
You have a much more direct association with the emotions.
- Elmer Bernstein

There's no way I can compete with someone who can write rap or rock and roll.
Nor do I wish to.
But I've always kept up to date with music changes.
I worked very hard not to type myself.
- Elmer Bernstein

Victor Young had been hired to write the score for
the dances of The Ten Commandments but he became very ill.
You were then hired to write the score.
But at the same time you'd written The Man with the Golden Arm score.
- Elmer Bernstein

One of the things that happens in the business is that
success is a very strange thing in that if you are
involved in something very successful the next person wants you to repeat it.
- Elmer Bernstein

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

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
- Joseph Campbell

You are never too old to set another goal
or to dream a new dream.
- C. S. Lewis

Powerful Dreams Inspire Powerful Action.
When you can taste, smell, and touch your dreams,
you can enroll the world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

How do you want to be remembered?
Live life full out - Begin today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Choose the World You See,
and See the World You Choose.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only
grow if you are willing to feel awkward and
uncomfortable when you try something new.
- Brian Tracy

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.
- Amelia Earhart

You can't cross the sea merely by
standing and staring at the water.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

Decide that you want it more than you are afraid of it.
- Bill Cosby

Footprints in the sands of time...
Where have you been?
Where are you going?
Why are you going there?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It's not whether you get knocked down;
it's whether you get back up.
- Vince Lombardi

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is the friends you can call up at 4 A.M. that matter.
- Marlene Dietrich

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
- widely misattributed to Mark Twain

As you awaken,
may your dreams greet you by name,
and may you answer, "Yes!"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer

Life is without meaning.
You bring the meaning to it.
The meaning of life is
whatever you ascribe it to be.
Being alive is the meaning.
- Joseph Campbell

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was,
Thank you, that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Don't Take Anything Personally.
Nothing others do is because of you.
- Miguel Angel Ruiz (don Miguel Ruiz)

Celebrate what you want to see more of.
- Tom Peters

I love you just the way you are.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution.
If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Whatever you are, be a good one.
- Abraham Lincoln

You cannot escape the responsibility
of tomorrow by evading it today.
- Abraham Lincoln

Do not be too moral.
You may cheat yourself out of much life.
So aim above morality.
Be not simply good;
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

Nothing you do for a child is ever wasted.
- Garrison Keillor

Keep moving. Don't stop. But don't rush.
Don't race around.
Sure and steady gets you there every time.
- Neale Donald Walsch

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

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

To love what you do and feel that it matters,
how on earth could anything be more fun.
- Katherine Graham

Your life is the manifestation of your dream;
it is an art.
You can change your life anytime if
you aren't enjoying the dream.
- don Miguel Ruiz

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it,
or who said it, no matter if I have said it,
unless it agrees with your own reason
and your own common sense.
- The Buddha

Stand often in the company of dreamers.
They believe you can achieve impossible things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

How you think when you lose
determines how long it will be until you win.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

Motivation is the art of getting people to do
what you want them to do because they want to do it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

You miss one hundred percent of the shots you don't take.
- Wayne Gretzky

To succeed, you need to find
something to hold on to,
something to motivate you,
something to inspire you.
- Tony Dorsett

If things are not as you wish,
wish them as they are.
- Yiddish Proverb

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
- Anonymous

If (s)he's an apple and you're an orange,
celebrate your differences -
make a great fruit salad.
Love isn't about being the same -
it's about being sweet with each other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is never too late to become what you might have been.
- George Eliot

You don't lead by hitting people over the head -
that's assault, not leadership.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

You are what you do, not what you say you'll do.
- Carl Jung

A dream you dream alone is only a dream.
A dream you dream together becomes reality.
- John Lennon


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