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I can't do the same thing every night,
the same gestures...
it's like putting on dirty panties every day.
- Brigitte Bardot
When men attempt bold gestures, generally it's considered romantic.
When women do it, it's often considered desperate or psycho.
- Sarah Jessica Parker
Be simple in words, manners, and gestures.
Amuse as well as instruct.
If you can make a man laugh, you can make him think
and make him like and believe you.
- Alfred E. Smith
My parents had a pub and each Sunday there was an accordionist.
They have told me that when I was in my cradle,
I already was imitating the gestures of the musician.
- Toots Thielemans
The higher the artist, the fewer the gestures.
The fewer the tools, the greater the imagination.
The greater the will, the greater the secret failure.
- Ben Okri
I was worried in the '80s that the best abstract painting
had become obsessed with materiality,
and painterly gestures and materiality were up against the wall.
- Frank Stella
There is a time for risky love.
There is a time for extravagant gestures.
There is a time to pour out your affections on one you love.
And when the time comes - seize it, don't miss it.
- Max Lucado
As much preparation as I had made for the old man Salieri,
gestures and so on, the fact is after sitting for hours,
your movements are kind of slow.
- F. Murray Abraham
Personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
All the gestures of children are graceful;
the reign of distortion and unnatural attitudes commences
with the introduction of the dancing master.
- Joshua Reynolds
Without the meditative background that is criticism,
works become isolated gestures, historical accidents,
- Milan Kundera
International relationships are preordained to be clumsy
gestures based on imperfect knowledge.
- Rebecca West
Everybody in Hollywood loves symbolic gestures.
- Drew Carey
There is no relationship between the gestures and what an orchestra will do.
- James Levine
Gestures, in love, are incomparably more attractive,
effective and valuable than words.
- Francois Rabelais
Let us lose none of their humble words,
let us note their slightest gestures,
and tell me, tell me that we will think of them together,
now and later, when we realise the misery of the times
and the magnitude of their sacrifice.
- Georges Duhamel
And I think you understand a little bit more why she falls for him.
In a way, watching the French do anything is a little
more fun because their gestures are different.
And in that way, they make everything interesting.
- Adrian Lyne
If you're cast right you can actually just let yourself
go because all your gestures will be right,
all your intonations will be right because you just
somewhere understand who this person is.
- Susan Sullivan
Like, every couple of months you read,
they rewrite, you come back in, they've animated more stuff -
they usually videotape you while you're reading it -
so they'll incorporate some gestures and some facial expressions into it.
- John Goodman
Usually I'm frustrated when I look at my films and
I don't believe that I've made a real transformation
beyond my usual sets of gestures and expressions.
I still have this nagging feeling that it's me,
that I didn't create a unique character.
- Helena Bonham Carter
Remembering that man is indeed the microcosm,
the universe in miniature, the Divine Dance of the
future should be able to convey with its slightest
gestures some significance of the universe.
- Ruth St.
It is impossible for a man to conceal himself.
In every act, word or gesture,
he stands revealed as he is,
and not as he would have himself appear to be.
From the Universe, nothing is or can be hidden.
- Ernest Holmes
Drawing is like making an expressive gesture with the advantage of permanence.
- Henri Matisse
How will decent people in the region ever believe in
peace if Arab terrorists interpret every gesture of
peace as a display of weakness and then act accordingly?
- Tom Lantos
The retrospective glance is a relatively easy gesture for us to make.
- George Crumb
The highest of the world's mountains,
it seems, has to make but a single gesture of magnificence to be the lord of all,
vast in unchallenged and isolated supremacy.
- George Leigh Mallory
The law courts must appear as a threatening gesture toward secret vice.
The bank must declare: here your money is secure and
well looked after by honest people.
- Adolf Loos
Why do people always gesture with their hands when they talk on the phone?
- Jonathan Carroll
It's a rather rude gesture, but at least it's clear what you mean.
- Katharine Hepburn
Every gesture is a gesture from the blood,
every expression a symbolic utterance...
Everything is of the blood, of the senses.
- Henry Williamson
For the theatre one needs long arms;
it is better to have them too long than too short.
An artiste with short arms can never,
never make a fine gesture.
- Roland Barthes
I have a big problem with conductors who gesture a lot.
- James Levine
Music is the social act of communication among people,
a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is.
- Malcolm Arnold
What sculptors do is represent the essence of gesture.
What is important in mime is attitude.
- Marcel Marceau
These hands which stretch out, implore,
beg, then rise to the head in a gesture of calamity.
- Frederick Leboyer
A poem in form still has to have voice,
gesture, a sense of discovery, a metaphoric connection,
as any poetry does.
- Robert Morgan
Actors cannot choose the manner in which they are born.
Consequently, it is the one gesture in their lives
completely devoid of self-consciousness.
- Helen Hayes
Few enjoy noisy overcrowded functions.
But they are a gesture of goodwill on the part of host or hostess,
and also on the part of guests who submit to them.
- Fannie Hurst
If this gesture was the way of getting out of the penitentiary,
I'd do it.
- Lee J. Cobb
What could be more convincing, moreover,
than the gesture of laying one's cards face up on the table?
- Jacques Lacan
Call it my little gesture toward social conscience,
but I like to think I'm teaching a certain number of people to read.
Now that sounds pretentious!
- David Eddings
If you want a symbolic gesture, don't burn the flag;
- Norman Thomas
Postmodernism surely requires an even greater grasp of symbolism,
as it's increasingly an art of gesture alone.
- Andrew Eldritch
We see that every external motion, act,
gesture, whether voluntary or mechanical,
organic or mental, is produced and preceded by internal feeling or emotion,
will or volition, and thought or mind.
- H. P. Blavatsky
It has taken me years of struggle, hard work and research
to learn to make one simple gesture,
and I know enough about the art of writing to realize
that it would take as many years of concentrated effort to write one simple,
- Isadora Duncan
No art is any good unless you can feel how it's put together.
By and large it's the eye, the hand and if it's any good,
you feel the body.
Most of the best stuff seems to be a complete gesture,
the totality of the artist's body; you can really lean on it.
- Frank Stella
Great cataclysmic things can go by and neither the
orchestra nor the conductor are under the delusion
that whether they make this or that gesture is going
to be the deciding factor in how it comes out.
- James Levine
The holiday season promotes
a heightened sense of community.
It draws our chins up and
helps us look above and over
the limiting fence of our own events,
activities and preoccupations.
The opportunity for a heroic gesture
can tap you quietly on the shoulder
in the midst of a holiday bustle.
If you are attentive,
you will notice the gentle touch
and will be able to respond. Remember...
There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher
Every word, facial expression, gesture,
or action on the part of a parent gives the child some
message about self-worth.
It is sad that so many parents don't realize what messages they are sending.
- Virginia Satir
Our cautious ancestors, when yawning,
blocked the way to the entrance of evil spirits by
putting their hands before their mouths.
We find a reason for the gesture in the delicacy of
manner which forbids an indecent exposure.
- George H. Mead
I have the ability to sing with emotion and feeling,
but if you say I sound like Billie Holiday,
Let's look at who Billie was: she was this person,
this singer, this beautiful diva who could move the
audience with the slightest gesture of her hand.
- Erykah Badu
Have you ever heard a good joke? If you've ever heard someone just right,
with the right pacing, then you're already on the way to poetry.
It's about using words in very precise ways and using gesture.
- Rita Dove
While this debate today is a belated effort to inform the American people,
it is nevertheless an empty gesture.
It is time to admit our mistake in Iraq and begin to
bring our troops home with honor.
- Raul Grijalva
The salary of the chief executive of a large corporation
is not a market award for achievement.
It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture
by the individual to himself.
- John Kenneth Galbraith
So what if I'm smokin' weed onstage and doing what
I gotta do? It's not me shooting nobody,
stabbing nobody, killing nobody.
It's a peaceful gesture and they have to respect that and appreciate that.
- Snoop Dogg
You're here to sweat.
This program is live.
There's about one thousand million people watching you.
So, you remember - one wrong word, one foolish gesture
and your whole career could go down in flames.
Hold that thought and have a nice night.
- Paul Hogan
I had advocated the establishment of a Negro industrial commission.
I had gestured against the growth of monopoly power.
I had introduced a few civil rights bills.
- Emanuel Celler
Throughout the years, many Christian women have told
me of their great respect for the bravery and courage evident in my work,
perhaps even gesturing to their own Isis earrings or
a Nile River Goddess pendants.
- Carol P. Christ
I have problems with machines which aren't gestural.
- Luc Ferrari
Reading a poem aloud to an audience is gestural as much as precise.
- Douglas Dunn
With the piano I'm completely in control of the gestural
situation-not that I'm going to play the piece myself,
but I know what's difficult, what's impossible.
- Luc Ferrari
Any professional knows that the flute and the piano is a boring combination.
All you've got to arrive at is a kind of typical gestural crap,
right? You might agree, though you wouldn't call it gestural crap.
- Morton Feldman
Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man.
And man can be as big as he wants.
No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
- John F. Kennedy
The problems of victory are more agreeable
than those of defeat,
but they are no less difficult.
- Winston Churchill
The solution to adult problems tomorrow
depends in large measure upon
how our children grow up today.
- Margaret Mead
The greatest and most important problems of life
are all fundamentally insoluble.
They can never be solved but only outgrown.
- Carl Jung
People who work together will win,
whether it be against complex football defenses,
or the problems of modern society.
- Vince Lombardi
A loyal friend laughs at your jokes
when they're not so good,
and sympathizes with your problems
when they're not so bad.
- Arnold H. Glasgow
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