Now he would never write the things that he had saved to write until he knew enough to write them well. Well, he would not have to fail at trying to write them either. Maybe you could never write them, and that was why you put them off and delayed the starting. Well he would never know, now.
– Ernest Hemingway (The snows of Kilimanjaro)
1. Fallow your curiosity
“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”
2. Perseverance is priceless
“It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”
3. Focus on the present
“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”
4. The imagination is powerful
“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
5. Make mistakes
“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”
6. Live in the moment
“I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.”
7. Create value
“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”
8. Don’t expect different results
“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
9. Knowledge comes from experience
“Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience.”
10. Learn the rules and then play better
“You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”
Trust men and they will be true to you ; treat them greatly, and they will show themselves great.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is manifestly against the Law of Nature, however defined, that a child command an old man, an imbecile lead a wise man, and a handful of people abound in superfluities while the starving multitudes lacks in necessities.
– (Discourse on Inequality) Rousseau
If children live with criticism, they learn to condemn.
If children live with hostility, they learn to fight.
If children live with fear, they learn to be apprehensive.
If children live with shame, they learn to feel guilty.
If children live with tolerance, they learn to be patient.
If children live with encouragement, they learn to be confident.
If children live with praise, they learn to appreciate.
If children live with approval, they learn to love themselves.
If children live with acceptance, they learn to find love in the world.
– Dorothy L. Nolte
“Docks of New York” directed by Josef von Sternberg, is another great silent movie which strikes by its images, symbols and expressiveness.
The story is placed in a depraved region of New York, where everything reminds of a hopeless society lacking morality and human values. In this environment overflowed with vices and addictions, misery and poverty, a love is striving to survive, to unite and save two souls from a meaningless life, from being swallowed into society’ s madness.
Will love overcome the strong current of reality which these two people were facing? Maybe yes, maybe no…but they can have a chance…and a faint hope is emerging toward the end.