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Alex North Quotes

I hope you find these Motivational Alex North Quotes useful in achieving your personal and career goals in life.

My best film composing experience was with Elia Kazan.
- Alex North

There are scores you have to write objectively without getting involved.
- Alex North

I prefer to write music for family films.
I like people.
- Alex North

Being an old radical, I like films like Spartacus.
I could relate to the hero.
- Alex North

 

Today it's not culture; it's box office.
- Alex North

There are so few directors who are musical who appreciate music.
- Alex North

When I decided to go to a country that subsidized music,
I went to the Soviet Union for two years.
- Alex North


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Fear is a problem with film music and films;
people want to be conventional,
and there's more commercialism today.
If you are not daring in your art, you're bankrupt.
- Alex North

I like what I hear as a resulting combination of these two strands...
something of a combination of familiarity and,
for lack of a better word, strangeness.
- Alex North

Composers today get a TV script on Friday and have to record on Tuesday.
It's just dreadful to impose on gifted talent and expect
decent music under these conditions.
- Alex North

The United States and Turkey are the only two countries
that don't have some kind of subsidy for the Arts.
The whole culture in society has made certain films more acceptable.
I turned down so many films in the '60s and '70s.
- Alex North

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Simply do your best, and you will avoid
self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The success of a project is best predicted
by the enthusiasm of its participants.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The season of failure is the best time
for sowing the seeds of success.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
- The Buddha

My experience has been that work is
almost the best way to pull oneself out of the depths.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

Luck marches with those who give their very best.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

You may call God love, you may call God goodness.
But the best name for God is compassion.
- Meister Eckhart

Best Friends: we're a parade - even by ourselves!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Success comes from knowing that
you did your best to become the best
that you are capable of becoming.
- John Wooden

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu

Ones best success comes after their greatest disappointments.
- Henry Ward Beecher

It is no use saying, "We are doing our best."
You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
- Winston Churchill

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

If you're doing your best,
you won't have any time to worry about failure.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer
is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

The most successful people in life
are generally those who have the best information.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The price of success is hard work,
dedication to the job at hand,
and the determination that whether we win or lose,
we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
- Vince Lombardi

Make the best use of what is in your power,
and take the rest as it happens.
- Epictetus

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.
- Epictetus

Life is best when I wish neither to hurry the future nor to slow it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success often grows best in the fertile soil of failure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Success has a simple formula:
do your best, and people may like it.
- Sam Ewing

In war as in life, it is often necessary
when some cherished scheme has failed,
to take up the best alternative open,
and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
- Winston Churchill

Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it.
- Mark Twain

A leader is best when people barely know he exists,
not so good when people obey and acclaim him,
worst when they despise him.
But of a good leader, who talks little,
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say, "We did this ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

Die when I may, I want it said by those who knew me best
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

You have to accept whatever comes
and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage
and with the best that you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I want it said of me by those who knew me best,
that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower
where I thought a flower would grow.
- Abraham Lincoln

Things turn out best for the people
who make the best of the way things turn out.
- Art Linkletter

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

An optimist is one who makes the best
of what he gets the worst of.
- Anonymous

The best way to predict the future is to create it.
- Peter F. Drucker

Sometimes you get the results you wanted,
sometimes you don't.
What matters is that you did your best.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Use what talents you possess.
The woods would be very silent
if no birds sang there,
except those that sang best.
- Henry Van Dyke

The best morale exist when you never hear the word mentioned.
When you hear a lot of talk about it, it's usually lousy.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Speak when you are angry -
and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
- Laurence J. Peter

Do not look for approval
except for the consciousness of doing your best.
- Andrew Carnegie

The best is yet to come.
- Ernest Holmes

The best way to gain self-confidence
is to do what you are afraid to do.
- Anonymous

When we do the best that we can,
we never know what miracle is wrought in our life,
or in the life of another.
- Helen Keller

While most managers spend their time attempting
to predict the future accurately -
and while that's valuable -
the best managers are able to generate a future
which was not going to happen otherwise -
that is, a future which was not predictable.
- Werner Erhard

Write it on your heart that every day
is the best day in the year.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Be the best that you can be.
- Anonymous

I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life
is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.
- Albert Einstein

Best friends are the ones who can be the farthest away
but there the fastest when you call.
- Anonymous

He who is persistent will realize God.
So try your best to make meditation
a regular experience in your life.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

It's a funny thing about life;
if you refuse to accept anything but the best,
you very often get it.
- W. Somerset Maugham

The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
- Dale Carnegie

If we like what we do, if we always do our best,
then we are really enjoying life.
We are having fun, we don't get bored,
we don't have frustrations.
- don Miguel Ruiz

I am easily satisfied with the very best.
- Winston Churchill

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship,
and it is far the best ending for one.
- Oscar Wilde

The best way to cheer yourself
is to try to cheer someone else up.
- Mark Twain

In times of great stress or adversity,
it's always best to keep busy,
to plow your anger and your energy
into something positive.
- Lee Iacocca

Do the best you can. Be proud of your accomplishments -
without comparing yourself to others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Work Hard. Do your best. Keep your word.
Never get too big for your britches.
Trust in God. Have no fear;
and Never forget a friend.
- Harry S. Truman

The most erroneous stories are those
we think we know best -
and therefore never scrutinize or question.
- Stephen Jay Gould


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