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Acting On Inspiration
by Ron Tatar

November 2001

Good words are something actors love. I have always liked finding quotes, thoughts and sayings and sharing them with people I thought might enjoy them. Each month I will share some words that have inspired me, given me understanding and helped me keep things in perspective when times were rocky.

"The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence
whatever that it is not entirely absurd. Indeed in view of the
silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more
likely to be foolish than sensible."
--- Bertrand Russell

"Genius is only the power of making continuous efforts. The line
between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know
when we pass it: so fine that we are often on the line and do not
know it. How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when
a little more effort, a little more patience, would have achieved success.
As the tide goes clear out, so it comes clear in. In business, sometimes,
prospects may seem darkest when really they are on the turn. A little
more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure
may turn to glorious success. There is no failure except in no longer trying.
There is no defeat except from within, noreally insurmountable barrier save
our own inherent weakness of purpose."
--- Elbert Hubbard

"When love is a memory in the solitude of age, it fills it with pleasure and
Because it's so brave to love and that valor of trusting gives even that final
aloneness an echo of a heart once filled-that final whisper of pleasure haunts
us with sweet secrets from all those many years ago.
We know that we lived."
---Carol Matthau

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