Quotes inspire us, uplift us, make us think, and allow us to see the world through someone else’s eyes. Quotes from those who we consider people that inspire us, can also give us the strength to move through our own trials toward our goals, take that extra step required, and not give up on our dreams.
Let me share some of these quotes with you, some related to film-making and writing, others more universal.
My three Ps: passion, patience, perseverance. You have to do this if you’ve got to be a filmmaker. – Robert Wise
What I always tell people is… Unless you are so passionate about filmmaking that you would rather live out of your car than not do it,find something else to do as a career and do filmmaking as a hobby. This industry is one of the hardest to break into and be successful. It takes a lot of passion and dedication for it to get anywhere – Ryan Connolly
I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of a man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time – Jack London
Be careful what you water your dreams with. Water them with worry and fear and you will produce weeds that choke the life from your dreams. Water them with optimism and solutions and you will cultivate success. Always be on the lookout for ways to turn a problem into an opportunity for success. Always be on the lookout for ways to nurture your dream. – Lao Tzu