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My best film composing experience was with Elia Kazan.
- Alex North

Fear is a problem with film music and films;
people want to be conventional,
and there's more commercialism today.
If you are not daring in your art, you're bankrupt.
- Alex North

Today it's not culture; it's box office.
- Alex North

There are so few directors who are musical who appreciate music.
- Alex North

 

I prefer to write music for family films.
I like people.
- Alex North

Composers today get a TV script on Friday and have to record on Tuesday.
It's just dreadful to impose on gifted talent and expect
decent music under these conditions.
- Alex North

Being an old radical, I like films like Spartacus.
I could relate to the hero.
- Alex North

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There are scores you have to write objectively without getting involved.
- Alex North

When I decided to go to a country that subsidized music,
I went to the Soviet Union for two years.
- Alex North

I like what I hear as a resulting combination of these two strands...
something of a combination of familiarity and,
for lack of a better word, strangeness.
- Alex North

The United States and Turkey are the only two countries
that don't have some kind of subsidy for the Arts.
The whole culture in society has made certain films more acceptable.
I turned down so many films in the '60s and '70s.
- Alex North

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

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 PHOTO

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung PHOTO

Best Friends: we're a parade - even by ourselves!
- Mary Anne Radmacher PHOTO

Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.
- Robert Browning

The best and most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched.
They must be felt with the heart.
- Helen Keller

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller PHOTO

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

Speak when you are angry -
and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
- Laurence J. Peter PHOTO

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

The best cure for our own self-inflicted suffering
is often service to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best thing about me is you.
- Shannon Crown

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend.
- Bill Watterson

Be prepared for life -
to live happily and without regret,
knowing that you have done your best.
- the Boy Scout Handbook

Well, it seems to me that the best relationships -
the ones that last -
are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship.
You know, one day you look at the person
and you see something more than you did the night before.
Like a switch has been flicked somewhere.
And the person who was just a friend is...
suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with.
- Dana Scully

Infinite striving to be the best is man's duty;
it is its own reward.
Everything else is in God's hands.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

There is some good in the worst of us
and some evil in the best of us.
When we discover this,
we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree
is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.
- Burton Hills

The making of friends, who are real friends,
is the best token we have of a man's success in life.
- Edward Everett Hale

A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
- Charles Darwin

Best friends are the ones who can be the farthest away
but there the fastest when you call.
- Anonymous

Sometimes new love comes between old friends.
Sometimes the best love was the one that was always there.
- Anonymous

When it hurts to look back,
and you're scared to look ahead,
you can look beside you
and your best friend will be there.
- Anonymous

The best relationship is one in which
your love for each other
exceeds your need for each other.
- Anonymous

I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life
is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.
- Albert Einstein

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
- Henry Ford

The best friend is the man who in wishing me well
wishes it for my sake.
- Anonymous

The best time to make friends is before you need them.
- Ethel Barrymore

The best effort of a fine person
is felt after we have left their presence.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
- Dale Carnegie

Everyone has a "best friend" during each stage of life,
but only a precious few have the same one.
- Anonymous

Know the best and highest choices for health
and more often choose those things.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A true friend sees the good in everything,
and brings out the best in the worst of things.
- Sasha Azevedo

If we like what we do, if we always do our best,
then we are really enjoying life.
We are having fun, we don't get bored,
we don't have frustrations.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The best way to keep your friends
is not to give them away.
- Wilson Mizner

Everyone hears what you say.
Friends listen to what you say.
Best friends listen to what you don't say.
- Anonymous

The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night's sleep.
- E. Joseph Cossman

The best mirror is an old friend.
- Proverb

A best friend is like a four leaf clover,
hard to find and lucky to have.
- Anonymous

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship,
and it is far the best ending for one.
- Oscar Wilde

The most erroneous stories are those
we think we know best -
and therefore never scrutinize or question.
- Stephen Jay Gould

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours.
- Irish Blessing

It's a funny thing about life;
if you refuse to accept anything but the best,
you very often get it.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

Whatever your work and whatever its worth,
No matter how strong or clever,
Some one will sneer if you pause to hear,
And scoff at your best endeavor.
For the target art has a broad expanse,
And wherever you chance to hit it,
Though close be your aim to the bull's-eye fame,
There are those who will never admit it.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

In the practice of tolerance,
one's enemy is the best teacher.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.
- Mark Twain

We fear both the best and the worst in life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be the best that you can be.
- Anonymous

Give the world the best you have
and it may never be enough.
Give the world your best anyway.
- Mother Teresa

Self-care is critical to having a strong inner foundation.
Taking good care of YOU means the people in your life
will receive the best of you rather than what is left of you.
- Lorraine Cohen

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

Perhaps nature is our best assurance of immortality.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

There are some things you learn best in calm,
and some in storm.
- Willa Cather

The best way to remember your wife's birthday is to forget it once.
- E. Joseph Cossman


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