Words of Wisdom - Go For What U Want In Life
Posted: Fri, 6th Dec 2002, 11:26pm
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There are times when I meet people who seem to think that getting involved in video editing or film making is a waste. Often I go home thinking in my mind are they speaking the truth or is me just letting them get to me.
Anyway my point is no matter what people think, if theres somthing u want to pursue in life, just go for it. Forget what people say or think. Life is to short to think about the end result.
Here are some motivational quotes which I hope will spur you guys on to whatever u want to achieve in life...
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude of mind.
- William James (1842-1910)
Act as if you were already happy and that will tend to make you happy.
- Dale Carnegie (1888-1955)
Our self image and our habits tend to go together. Change one and you will automatically change the other.
- Dr. Maxwell Maltz (1899-1975)
There is a basic law that like attracts like. Negative thinking definitely attracts negative results. Conversely, if a person habitually thinks optimistically and hopefully, his positive thinking sets in motion creative forces-- and success instead of eluding him flows toward him.
- Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1994)
By your thoughts you are daily, even hourly, building your life; you are carving your destiny.
- Ruth Barrick Golden
If you permit your thoughts to dwell on evil, you yourself will become ugly.
- Paramahansa Yogananda
Your living is determined not so much by what life brings you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.
- Lewis L. Dunnington
The world is what we think it is. If we can change our thoughts, we can change the world.
- H.M. Tomlinson(1873-1958)
My message is if theres somthing u want to achieve in your heart forget about the people say and just go for it. Make your dreams a reality !.
Posted: Fri, 6th Dec 2002, 11:34pm
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what! I didn't not know that someone could think making or editing movies was a waste! wow
Those persons need help now!
motivational quote :
I make movies to live and I live to make movies
-Bob Page (1984- )
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 2:44am
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Absolutely. Spot on, Curran.
People always said that I should do something more 'normal' with my writing skills, such as journalism or some such. I always insisted that I wanted to write for the screen.
My passion for scriptwriting eventually developed into a passion for everything cinematic. I just love filmmaking in general.
However, still people told me to go and do something more ordinary, something simple and reliable and safe. Needless to say, I ignored them.
And now here I am, working at a company that creates special effects software for people just like I once was; people who sometimes need encouragement and to be shown that you don't have to be a millionaire and that, yes, there are lots of other people out there who have this dream - you're not just a freak. You're not on your own.
In the end, things work out. You just gotta keep on going. It's a long road, certainly, but as long as you stay firm you'll be moving on down that road, and nobody can stop you.
And if you're talking about inspiring quotes, how about this snippet from Tennyson's poem 'Ulysses' (pay particular attention to the last two lines):
Tho' much is taken, much abides; and tho'
We are not now that strength which in old days
Moved earth and heaven, that which we are, we are--
One equal temper of heroic hearts,
Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 8:25am
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Tarn, thats an excellent post !!
I have learned one thing in life, anything IS possible.
I recall leaving university many years ago with a degree in microbiology. At the time I wanted to get into the IT profession. Despite sending of 100's of resumes to various companies and getting reject each time. I did not give up hope.
At the time people were telling me with degree in microbiology and no experience u aint got a hope in hell. This kind of spurred on more to achieve what I wanted to do.
After 10 months of searching I finally managed to land my first job with on a graduate training scheme with a bank in the city. I can look back and laugh at those who said I never had a hope in hell
I then moved on and become a freelance/contractor. Despite the downturn in the IT market. I have still have contracts with two big clients so things have gone pretty well for me so far
Even got my mortgage sorted hurrraaaahh !
Now its time to learn more about my favourite passion
. Thats why I am here
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 8:37am
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I've learned not to use the words " Homemade " when talking to people.
Also when i was 15 and got my first camera when i told people i make films " every single person said " wink, wink, i bet it's porn....
If i have a penny everytime someone said that......
(ok so i ended up filming that stuff, but it's not my fault honest )
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 9:45am
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That was beautiful tarn!
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 11:26am
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Very well said. And thank you for the encouraging words to all of us you two...
I'm 22 and finished school in february... Currently, I have nothing. No job, no money... Nothing but lots of free time (Wich I intend to use for my film)
My parents keep pushing me... "Learn a normal job. Earn money. You will end up on the street. Most directors are poor men and there is no money in what you want to do..." and they're most probably right.
But still... Life is about hopes and dreams, isn't it? And I'm very aware that my goal isn't as achievable as many other goals are and chances are small that I can do what I would love to do...
But when I think about it... Making movies is one of few things that really makes me feeling more than happy. I'm sure you all feel the same way... Sitting in front of the desk and thinking of ideas... filming ideas... working with all your friends in that team that has just one endgoal: Making your idea reality... watching it develop and then, finally... seeing it all put together for the first time.
I remember cleary the happiest day of my life... (well, appart from the day my girlfriend said "I love you too")
It was after 4 years of work at the premiere of Turicon. Where hundreds of people were watching my film - laughing, screaming - and finally clapping and applausing when it was over. I was as nervous as a schoolchild on it's first day of school and as happy as a fish in the water when the film was over. Not just because people liked it, but because it was just a great feeling to see that you have done something. That we have created something...
So anyways... the point of this story is. I couldn't be happy without my films. I'd rather be poor with money, but rich with hapiness cause I do what I love to do.
And I'm sure most of you feel the same way...
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 3:47pm
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When you arise the point 'get to where you want' I always take my dad as an example. He won an award last year as the best still estate photographer in Europe. Which he never even expected.
However 30 years ago you would have found him in a garage becoming a mechanic, and then 28 years ago as a DJ doing spots just for enough cash to get by. He arose from a childhood losing both his parents and now at 51 takes photographs as a freelance photographer in his own business.
He is all aspects of something I admire. He started taking photographs with a small camera he borrowed, and tells me how one day he marched into an estate agents and demanded he takes photographs for them. He was turned down but didn't give up.... now I look to where he is today, that estate agent hires him and demands he take their photos and not a rival company.
You can get to where you want. You may have terrible obstacles and mental and personal challenges. Just remember what you set out to do, in life. If you do fail, at least you tried, which is what many people don't do in life, they settle for something where they know they can have something more!
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 4:27pm
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I know alot of people who when I mentioned i made films. You could tell there was a slight smirk. Imagining that it's just some real fake looking pile of crop circle. Little did they realise that that's what they'd make, not me.
Besides when they see that you've made something good, they're actually jealous anyway. Recently I've met some people who also enjoy film making. So I'm sorted.
My dad is also very encouraging to me and my brother who wants to get into music. He always wanted to be an artist but never really got there. That's why he spent 500 quid on a camera for my birthday. As long as there's me and all my regulars who want to make films. I don't care what anyone thinks.
An old friend of mine once said "We shouldn't be encouraging him" to some of my mates, hoping to make them not turn up to shooting. I think that's the most stupid thing he's ever said and he's not the brightest person ever. The people who he said it to turned up later in the day and we made a film. Besides he wants to be an accountant. So I don't think I should pay any attention to him.
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 7:35pm
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I like pie... can i get +1? come onnnnn, everyone else is getting em
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 7:38pm
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What kind of pie?
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 7:40pm
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Depends, what kind of pie do you give out force tokens to?
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 7:41pm
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Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 7:42pm
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Fruit pie. I never give out to meat pies except pork ones on a good day.
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 7:44pm
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Well, an american pie HAS its uses
OMG, yaknow whats cool? i managed to turn a philosophical thread into a pie fooling thread in mere seconds! cool! ISNT THAT THE COOLEST THING EVER?! pie.
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 7:46pm
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Well done. You've taken the title of the most stupid person on here.
Actually turning a conversation into a pie discussion is quite skillful. Bravo.
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 7:51pm
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Aquiring that title has allready been done. by me, yesterday... and thanx for the applause i must say, i deserve it
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 7:55pm
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Trust me I'd give you a point. If I had any left.
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 7:58pm
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All sympathy to you
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 8:02pm
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Thanks for the sympathy. I must say I deserve it.
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 8:04pm
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Man... you two sound really desperate...
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 8:05pm
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...sound? you hear me typing?
is that like a 6th sense cuz if it is i can tell you mine
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 8:06pm
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It's either this or finish off my Media theory coursework for college.
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 8:12pm
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nah... I've just got good hearing...
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 8:18pm
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Cool, so, you hear lots of blowing up, cuz thats right near my house
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 8:51pm
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Ther are things blowing up next to your house? Hey! Where do you live? Can I come over?
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 9:13pm
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Nah I'm just sat in a shed down the road, trying to test my new pyro effects.
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 9:18pm
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where do things blow up? israel ofcourse!
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 9:19pm
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Xfurball wrote:where do things blow up? israel ofcourse!
Thats a bit harsh?
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 9:20pm
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Especially for people who live in Israel.
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 9:24pm
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Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 9:26pm
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Wow we've gone for over an entire page of just this sh*t.
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 9:26pm
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Wow we've gone for over an entire page of just this sh*t.
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 9:27pm
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Two_Gunned saint wrote:Wow we've gone for over an entire page of just this sh*t.
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 9:29pm
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That's not helped by me typing everything twice is it.
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 9:33pm
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Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 9:36pm
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My words of wisdom - Never trust anything that bleeds for 5 days and doesn't die.
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 9:37pm
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What's that from now?
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 9:47pm
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Wow... This forum is really great... From an interesting discussion about dreams and not giving up we changed subject to force points, then pies, from there on right to explosions just to land in isreal and continue further to things bleeding for 5 days...
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 9:50pm
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I can't think of a better way for a discussion to travel.
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 9:56pm
Post 41 of 47
If you continue this thread a week or so we may get a pulizer for discussing all important questions mankind has...
Posted: Sat, 7th Dec 2002, 10:19pm
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Hajiku_Flip wrote:My words of wisdom - Never trust anything that bleeds for 5 days and doesn't die.
My words of wisdom - If its got sharp teeth and runs faster, get into a car.
What normally happens in all moving shots with such a thing, the person being chased doesn't get into the car!
Posted: Sun, 8th Dec 2002, 12:35am
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What going on here
I have just got back from a wonderful evening at the pub dowsing lots of brandies and what do I find my post and turned to discussions of pies and somthing or other.
Going to bed, to drunk to make anymore comments chow !
Posted: Sun, 8th Dec 2002, 12:30pm
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Two_Gunned saint wrote:I can't think of a better way for a discussion to travel.
lol, yeah this ones great
+1, and thats not all, yes, er-no seems to have gotten a +1 to, im quite the multiple task man...
Well talking of words of wisdom i might aswel acknowledge you of my deep superiority.I deeply believe that one who jumps off a skyscraper will eventually die, i also deeply believe that one who does not jump of a skyscraper will ecentually die -The One Legged Space Chicken AKA Myself.
This will so be quoted in a book one day...
Posted: Sun, 8th Dec 2002, 1:00pm
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Dont u all get it, mine is yeah, yeah can be anything, bleave me it can be any thing
and so on, bleave me now, hehehehhehe
Posted: Sun, 8th Dec 2002, 1:05pm
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...is bleave like a codeword or is it a country thing? like bonk...
Posted: Mon, 9th Dec 2002, 4:49pm
Post 47 of 47
Wow I've just got back to this forum after a few days away. I'm relieved that it hasn't got too intellectually challenging for me.