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Commentary Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Commentary are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

It is a sad commentary of our times when our young
must seek advice and counsel from "Dear Abby" instead of going to Mom and Dad.
- Abigail Van Buren

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I'm in my usual state up here in the commentary box:
high tension,
heart beating like a trip hammer, whatever that is.
- Murray Walker

Music is always a commentary on society.
- Frank Zappa

Let's give the conventions back to the politicians.
If we think there's any news, we can tack it on afterward as commentary.
But the conventions should be their show,
not ours.
- Don Hewitt

 

I learn so much from watching films like that with
commentary and then when you get to hear another filmmaker
talk about their films it's a really great experience.
- Jay Roach

A devastating commentary on the war in Iraq is that
we have been unable to spend money on infrastructure.
- Charles Schumer

You know, I don't think I've ever listened to someone's commentary.
Ever.
- David Fincher


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My entire soul is a cry, and all my work is a commentary on that cry.
- Nikos Kazantzakis

Is there a sharper commentary on American culture and
the world than The Simpsons?
- Anthony Bourdain

I love to run smart essays and commentary.
But it doesn't replace the other kind of reporting.
- Tina Brown

It's a sad commentary when I have to say that sometimes
in our country we are real sensitive to race.
- Oscar Robertson

The first forty years of life give us the text;
the next thirty supply the commentary on it.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

I'm incapable of writing without social commentary.
I like to think that it's integrated and not really heavy handedly didactic.
- John Shirley

When I read commentary about suggestions for where C should go,
I often think back and give thanks that it wasn't developed
under the advice of a worldwide crowd.
- Dennis Ritchie

Stand-up comics reflect less of a visual humor and more of a commentary.
- Shel Silverstein

The narration, in fact, doubles the drama with a commentary
without which no mise en scene would be possible.
- Jacques Lacan

What happened was very sad.
Mr. Lacey told the staff that he was disappointed and
appalled that the front of the book was all commentary
and that he wanted hard news.
- Sydney Schanberg

I don't think it's blowing my own horn to say the show is not as good.
There was chemistry there that took years and years
to build and now that's gone.
The commentary is lacking.
- Jerry Lawler

Technology has advanced more in the last thirty years
than in the previous two thousand.
The exponential increase in advancement will only continue.
Anthropological Commentary The opposite of a trivial truth is false;
the opposite of a great truth is also true.
- Niels Bohr

Online, you have things like Slate Magazine,
which has a lot of commentary and analysis of stories,
so it gives you a fuller picture.
I would compare that to a news magazine or the New Republic.
- Tabitha Soren

We didn't even think about it, you know? I used to collect laser discs,
and you'd have some college professor analyzing It's
a Wonderful Life or Citizen Kane,
and now it is pretty funny - the idea of commentary for a silly kid's movie,
you know?
- Dana Carvey

The British ballads became a new kind of form in their hand.
And out of them came the blues, a new kind of song
of commentary and satire,
a song form which, after all, has become the main musical
form of the whole human species.
- Alan Lomax

I know the pundits and the news media have carried
a lot of commentary about cameras in the courtroom,
and there's a lot of controversy about it as a result of the Simpson case.
But I have not had enough time to step back and enough time to evaluate that.
- Lance Ito

My favorite laser disk ever was the laser disk for The Graduate,
which had a commentary track that wasn't even the filmmakers,
it was a professor, some film criticism guy who just
happen to be this amazing commentator who went off
into the whole theory of comedy.
- Jay Roach

I mean, making art is about objectifying your experience of the world,
transforming the flow of moments into something visual,
or textual, or musical, whatever.
Art creates a kind of commentary.
- Barbara Kruger

The aim of all commentary on art now should be to make works of art -
and,
by analogy, our own experience - more,
rather than less, real to us.
The function of criticism should be to show how it is what it is,
even that it is what it is, rather than to show what it means.
- Susan Sontag

At twelve I was determined to shoot only For honor;
at twenty not to shoot at all; I know at thirty-three
that one must shoot As often as one gets the rare chance -
In killing there is more than commentary.
- Allen Tate

I get most of my news from the Jon Stewart Daily Show.
It's the most level commentary you can find.
You have to laugh, because it's all so true.
It's the closest thing to a counterculture.
- John Mayall

The commentary track became a lot like the movie and there are some funny,
long, awkward pauses that you can tell we're just trying to find stuff to say.
None of us had gotten to really talk about the movie
until that moment and they were in New York and we were in L.A.
- Jay Roach

It is a sad commentary that today we face a choice
between having schools that are a monument to our past -
or schools that will be the lifeblood of our future.
But since that is our choice, let us resolve to choose wisely.
- Ted Kulongoski

One of the sad commentaries on the way women are viewed
in our society is that we have to fit one category.
I have never felt that I had to be in one category.
- Faye Wattleton

I've recently enjoyed the Paul Thomas Anderson commentaries
and the David Fincher commentaries.
- Jay Roach

We had five goats, two dogs, a cat and racks of commentaries on Shakespeare.
- Charles Dance

Tim sends me a fairly ambitious workup in notebook
form noting the passages we're going to cover and the
chronology of the biblical events,
and his commentaries on those things he's read and written.
- Jerry B. Jenkins

The process of making a movie has expanded in terms
of effort and time for the director,
doing commentaries for the DVD for example,
finishing deleted scenes so they could be on the DVD,
and doing things like a web blog.
- David Cronenberg

The greatest mistake you can make in life
is to be continually fearing you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Don't let one cloud obliterate the whole sky.
- Anais Nin

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar.
- Helen Keller

I am one with the Earth,
with the Water, with the Fire,
with the Air that I breathe,
with all Living Things,
and we are all one with Spirit.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
- Albert Einstein

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

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences.
No one can eliminate prejudices -
just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed
is always to try just one more time.
- Thomas A. Edison

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

There is only one way... to get anybody to do anything.
And that is by making the other person want to do it.
- Dale Carnegie

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

Success is to be measured not so much
by the position that one has reached in life
as by the obstacles which he has overcome.
- Booker T. Washington

There are a hundred valid reasons why something can't be done,
but only one reason, Commitment, why it can.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Genius is one percent inspiration
and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
- Thomas Edison

Whatever you are, be a good one.
- Abraham Lincoln

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

People in their handlings of affairs
often fail when they are about to succeed.
If one remains as careful at the end
as he was at the beginning,
there will be no failure.
- Lao Tzu

Your life is the fruit of your own doing.
You have no one to blame but yourself.
- Joseph Campbell

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly,
"one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

If one advances confidently
in the direction of his dreams,
and endeavors to live
the life which he has imagined,
he will meet with success
unexpected in common hours.
- Henry David Thoreau

When trouble arises and things look bad,
there is always one individual who perceives a solution
and is willing to take command.
Very often, that individual is crazy.
- Dave Barry

Love one another but make not a bond of love.
Let it rather be a moving sea
between the shores of your souls.
- Khalil Gibran

Sing like no one's listening,
love like you've never been hurt,
dance like nobody's watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.
- Mark Twain

I love being married.
It's so great to find that one special person
you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
- Rita Rudner

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed
is more important than any other one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe


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