Seasoned Nuts Quotable


“Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.” — Ernest Hemingway

Five Useful phrases


  1. Read ‘Em and Weep Meaning: Often said by the winner in poker, as the others ‘weep’ over the loss.
  2. On Cloud Nine Meaning: Having strong feelings of happiness or satisfaction.
  3. In a Pickle Meaning: Being in a difficult predicament; a mess; an undesirable situation.
  4. Top Drawer Meaning: High quality, exceptional; something that’s very valuable.
  5. Break The Ice Meaning: Breaking down a social stiffness.

Wisdom



No amount of correction can outweigh the strength of encouragement.
Correction does much, but encouragement does more. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
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It isn’t what happens that matters, but how you respond to it.
Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it. (Lou Holtz)

Meher Baba


WHY MAYA ?

” It is like this: If a person wants to take the pearl from the bottom of the ocean, then he should not shout at the pearl to come up while he sits on the beach. If he really wants the pearl, he should try his hardest to plunge to the bottom of the ocean to get it.

Now, say that the water of the ocean is maya and the pearl is God. According to spiritual law, it is then essential that the diver not get wet nor even touch one drop of water while diving! This means it is possible for him to dive and obtain the pearl, but it is impossible for him to not touch even a drop of water in the effort. This impossible aspect of spiritual things really makes the diver worthy of the prize.

In order to not touch water, the diver must put on a full diving suit; and after putting on an air tank, he can dive down. Only then will he be able to follow the rule of bringing up the pearl without getting wet.

To compare the above with spirituality, take the water of the ocean as maya, the pearl as God, the diver as the seeker, the diving suit as love, or the willingness to renounce the world, and the man on the beach or boat in charge of the air compressor as the Sadguru. Without the help of the Sadguru to manipulate the air compressor, it is thus impossible for one to dive down and take the pearl, which means to free oneself from the clutches of maya while remaining in maya.

A man may discharge his worldly duties and maintain a household with a wife and child. But at the same time, he should remain detached from all this, come what may. This does not mean that he should be neglectful of his duties toward his near and dear ones, but that he should have no attachments to it at all. You know that a pen is yours and you use it. But if you lose it, you should not care about it; you should remain detached. “
Meher Baba, LORD MEHER, 1st edition, Vol. 5, p. 1860.
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13 Famous Movie Quotes You Didn’t Know Were Improvised | Inspiring Quotes


13 Famous Movie Quotes You Didn’t Know Were ImprovisedFebruary 18, 2021

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No matter how meticulous the script, many film directors give their actors at least some leeway when it comes to improvisation. As Guy Richie, director of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrelsonce said: “I like to think that we’ve got a plan, so let’s stick to it. That said, once we’ve stuck to it, we’re allowed as much improvisation as anyone cares to indulge themselves in.”

The power of true improvisation reveals itself in some of cinema’s most quoted lines, from Robert De Niro’s “You talkin’ to me?” to Jack Nicholson’s “Heeeere’s Johnny!”

But some famous movie quotes frequently cited as improvised aren’t quite what they seem. When Princess Leia tells Han Solo she loves him, Han responds with the now-iconic line, “I know.” But while Harrison Ford did come up with the line, he had discussed it previously with director Irvin Kershner. The same is true of Rutger Hauer’s “Tears in the rain” monologue in Blade Runner — often said to be improvised — which he wrote the night before the shoot.

The following quotes are all examples of genuine improvisation: famous lines that were never in the script and never discussed with the director, and that went on to become classic moments in movie history.  

Here’s looking at you, kid.
– Humphrey Bogart in “Casablanca,” 1942

Bogart improvised this classic line, although he had used it before in Midnight in 1934.

Mein Fuhrer, I can walk.
– Peter Sellers in “Dr Strangelove,” 1964

Sellers improvised many of his lines in this Stanley Kubrick classic, including the final line (spoiler alert) when Strangelove steps out of his wheelchair.

Hey! I’m walkin’ here!
– Dustin Hoffman in “Midnight Cowboy,” 1969

Hoffman shouts this iconic line when he almost gets hit by a cab. There’s some debate as to whether it was improvised or not, but Hoffman claims it was spontaneous.  

Leave the gun, take the cannoli.
– Richard Castellano in “The Godfather,” 1972

The original script just said “Leave the gun,” but Castellano, who played Clemenza, improvised the rest after a suggestion from his onscreen and real-life wife, Ardell Sheridan.

You’re gonna need a bigger boat!
– Roy Sheider in “Jaws,” 1975

Sheider’s famously improvised line was actually an inside joke among the crew, who had been given a tugboat too small for the shoot and used the line among themselves, totally unaware that it would become part of cinematic history.

You talkin’ to me?
– Robert De Niro in “Taxi Driver,” 1976

One of the most iconic lines and scenes of all time was completely improvised by De Niro. Director Martin Scorsese asked the actor “Can you say something to yourself? In the mirror?” and so was born the famous scene.

Heeeere’s Johnny!
– Jack Nicholson in “The Shining,” 1980

Nicholson’s axe scene remains one of the most chilling moments in horror history, and his most famous line was totally improvised.

Game over, man! Game over!
– Bill Paxton in “Aliens,” 1986

Paxton was improvising when his character, Private First Class William Hudson, starts to freak out after his dropship is destroyed. He had no idea at the time that his ad libbed lines would become one of the most famous quotes in sci-fi movie history.

You can’t handle the truth!
– Jack Nicholson in “A Few Good Men,” 1992

The original script had Col. Nathan Jessup saying, “You already have the truth,” but Nicholson improvised a line that was far more memorable.

I love carpet. I love desk. I love lamp.
– Steve Carell in “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” 2004

Carell’s weatherman Brick Tamland is one of the highlights of Anchorman, and his lamp scene is one of its funniest moments. He improvised the scene because director Adam McKay told him he didn’t have any written lines, so “Just say something.” And that’s exactly what Carell did.

I am Iron Man.
– Robert Downey Jr. in “Iron Man,” 2008

When Tony Stark reveals to the world that he is, in fact, Iron Man, Downey Jr. wasn’t following the script. He improvised the line, which became one of the most iconic quotes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

I’ve been impaled.
– Josh Gad in “Frozen,” 2013

Olaf the Snowman is one of the most beloved characters in Frozen, which at the time of its release was the highest-grossing animated film of all time. Actor Josh Gad, who voiced lovable snowman Olaf, was surprised when one of his ad libbed jokes made it into the final cut, perhaps because impaling isn’t typically a subject for a family movie.

I don’t want to go.
– Tom Holland in “Avengers: Infinity War,” 2018

Major spoiler alert: One of the most heartbreaking lines in the superhero movie comes from Holland’s Peter Parker moments before he fades away. Co-director Joe Russo didn’t have any lines for the young actor, simply telling him to act like he doesn’t want to leave. Holland improvised the now-classic line, and delivered it perfectly.

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13 Overused Quotes — and Inspiring Alternatives to Use Instead | Inspiring Quotes


13 Overused Quotes — and Inspiring Alternatives to Use InsteadMarch 1, 2021

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Cliché quotes and common sayings are popular for a reason. They tend to be meaningful phrases that ring so true they’re repeated over and over until they become predictable and, well, stale. Tired and overused, clichés lack originality, and the trenchant message they impart can become diluted in the process.

Because these popular quotes are so ubiquitous, we tend to turn to them when looking for inspiration. They may be wise words imparted by luminary writers, artists, politicians, or religious leaders, or anonymous proverbs and common sayings with unknown origins. In any case, there is often a lesser known but equally moving maxim to be found. Here, we’ve compiled some of the most popular overused quotes, along with an alternative that expresses a similar message, but with a touch of originality.

INSTEAD OF

Live every day like it’s your last.
– Unknown

TRY

Let us have wine and women, mirth and laughter, sermons and soda water the day after.
– English poet Lord Byron

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If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
– Unknown

TRY

Freedom is what you do with what has been done to you.
– French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre

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Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.
– Motivational speaker Vivian Greene

TRY

What matters most is how well you walk through fire.
– American author Charles Bukowski

INSTEAD OF

Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today.
– James Dean

TRY

Follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.
– Franz Kafka

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Keep calm and carry on.
– British propaganda during the Second World War

TRY

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.
– Robert Frost

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You can’t please everyone.
– English monk and poet John Lydgate

TRY

Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

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If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain
– Dolly Parton

TRY

You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
– Virginia Woolf

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Everything happens for a reason.
– Unknown

TRY

Realize that if a door closed, it’s because what was behind it wasn’t meant for you.
– American writer Mandy Hale

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That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

TRY

But he, who dares not grasp the thorn should never crave the rose.
– English writer Anne Brontë

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It’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.
– Marilyn Monroe

TRY

Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow.
– Vincent van Gogh

INSTEAD OF

Dance like nobody is watching.
– American writer William W. Purkey

TRY

Those who dance are thought to be insane by those who can’t hear the music.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Wisdom From the Kitchen of Julia Child | Inspiring Quotes



ON LETTING GO

Always remember: If you’re alone in the kitchen and you drop the lamb, you can always just pick it up. Who’s going to know?

ON EXCELLENCE

A cookbook is only as good as its poorest recipe.

ON TAKING RISKS

The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.

ON GOING FOR IT

The only way you learn how to flip things is just to flip them.

ON DILIGENCE

The measure of achievement is not winning awards. It’s doing something that you appreciate, something you believe is worthwhile. I think of my strawberry souffle. I did that at least 28 times before I finally conquered it.

ON CONFIDENCE

Just speak very loudly and quickly, and state your position with utter conviction, as the French do, and you’ll have a marvelous time!

ON DISCIPLINE

You must have discipline to have fun.

ON LIVING TO THE FULLEST

I was 32 when I started cooking; up until then, I just ate.

ON INDECISION

People are uncertain because they don’t have the self-confidence to make decisions.

ON CREATIVITY

The more you know, the more you can create. There’s no end to imagination in the kitchen.

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Intl day of the TROPICS 29th June


International Day of the Tropics – 29 June
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