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Frases de Einstein (en Inglés)

Posted in celebridades, frases célebres en Inglés with tags , on octubre 9, 2008 by edmolin657
  1. The difference between what the most and the least learned people know is inexpressibly trivial in relation to that which is unknown. 
  2. When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge. 
  3. Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. 
  4. An empty stomach is not a good political advisor. 
  5. Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. 
  6. The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms. – from Life Magazine, 1/9/50 
  7. I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right. 
  8. The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious – the fundamental emotion which stands at the cradle of true art and true science. – from Living Philosophies, 1931 
  9. I never think of the future. It comes soon enough. 
  10. When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute—and it’s longer than any hour. That’s relativity. 
  11. Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the the universe. 
  12. The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. 
  13. If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y plus Z. X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut. Recalled on his death 18 Apr 55 
  14. A photograph never grows old. You and I change, people change all through the months and years, but a photograph always remains the same. How nice to look at a photograph of mother or father taken many years ago. You see them as you remember them. But as people live on, they change completely. That is why I think a photograph can be kind. 

Frases de Benjamin Franklin

Posted in Author's name, celebridades, frases célebres en Inglés with tags on octubre 4, 2008 by edmolin657
  1. Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it. 
  2. Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. 
  3. The world is full of fools and faint hearts; and yet everyone has courage enough to bear the misfortunes, and wisdom enough to manage the affairs, of his neighbor. 
  4. Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain, and most fools do. 
  5. Beware of little expenses. A small leak will sink a big ship. 
  6. Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he will never be disappointed. 
  7. Wealth is not his who has it but his who enjoys it. 
  8. Creditors have better memories than debtors. 
  9. He was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages; so ignorant that he bought a cow to ride on. 
  10. If a man could have half his wishes he could double his troubles. 
  11. Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days. 
  12. Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He who is content. Who is that? Nobody. 
  13. He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money

Frases de Winston Churchill

Posted in frases célebres, frases célebres en Inglés with tags on octubre 3, 2008 by edmolin657
  1. The price of greatness is responsibility. 
  2. The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes. 
  3. Personally, I’m always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught 
  4. Some men change their party for the sake of their principles; others their principles for the sake of their party. 
  5. He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire. 
  6. An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. 
  7. I have never accepted what many people have kindly said—namely that I inspired the nation. Their will was resolute and remorseless, and as it proved, unconquerable. It fell to me to express it. – on his 80th birthday, address to Parliament 11/30/54 
  8. Meeting Franklin Roosevelt was like opening your first bottle of champagne; knowing him was like drinking it. 
  9. If the Almighty were to rebuild the world and asked me for advice, I would have English Channels round every country. And the atmosphere would be such that anything which attempted to fly would be set on fire. 
  10. No comment is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again. 
  11. My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me. 
  12. If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time — a tremendous whack. 
  13. War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can’t smile, grin. If you can’t grin, keep out of the way till you can. 
  14. Eating words has never given me indigestion. 
  15. Politics are almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times. 
  16. A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject. 
  17. It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time. 
  18. Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those others that have been tried from time to time. 

Frases de Marlon Brando

Posted in celebridades, cine, frases célebres en Inglés with tags , , on octubre 1, 2008 by edmolin657
Quotes By Marlon Brando“An actor’s a guy who, if you ain’t talking about him, ain’t listening.”

“He never wondered, he never doubted. His ego was very secure. And he had the kind of brutal aggressiveness I hate. I’m afraid of it. I detest the character.”
— On the character Stanley Kowalski in “A Streetcar Named Desire”

“The only thing an actor owes his public is not to bore them.”

“I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender.”
— Marlon Brando in “On the Waterfront”

“Food has always been my friend. When I wanted to feel better or had a crisis in my life, I opened the icebox.”

“I’m not interested in making an assessment of myself and stripping myself for the general public to view.”

“I think I would have liked to be a caveman, a Neolithic person.”

“Too much success can ruin you as surely as too much failure.”

“I know it can be hard for a troubled kid like (James Dean) to have to live up to sudden fame and the ballyhoo Hollywood created around him. I saw it happen to Marilyn (Monroe) and I also knew it from my own experience. In trying to copy me, I think Jimmy was only attempting to deal with these insecurities, but I told him it was a mistake.”

“I fashioned myself into the protector of weaker things.”

“If I hadn’t been an actor, I’ve often thought I’d have become a con man and wound up in jail.”

“I did my best to tear the school apart and not get caught at it. I wanted to destroy the place. I hated authority and did everything I could to defeat it by resisting it, subverting it, tricking it and outmaneuvering it. I would do anything to avoid being treated like a cipher.”
— Of his tenure at Shattuck Military Academy in Minnesota

“Acting is an illusion, a form of histrionic slight of hand, and in order to carry it off, an actor must have intense concentration. Before I go into a scene, I study it, almost psychoanalyze it. Then I discuss it with the director and then rehearse it. When actual shooting commences, I put in earplugs to screen out the extraneous noises that inevitably prick at one’s concentration.”
— From a 1970s interview with Playboy magazine

“With so much prejudice, racial discrimination, injustice, hatred, poverty, starvation and suffering in the world, making movies seemed increasingly silly and irrelevant.”

“I love the wind! When I die, I’m going to be part of it!”

Quotes About Marlon Brando

“We are all Brando’s children.”
— Jack Nicholson

“He was deeply rebellious against the bourgeois spirit, the over-ordering of life.”
— Elia Kazan

“Unsmiling American leading actor whose prototype is the primitive modern male.”
 — Film historian and buyer for the ITV Network, Leslie Halliwell

“His features are an odd combination of sensitivity and brutality.”
— Film critic, author and documentary filmmaker, Richard Schickel

“The younger generation responds to (Brando’s) honesty and his obvious agony. Older generations, brought up on the notion that movie heroes should be romanticized and idealized males, remain disconcerted by the phenomenon of Brando. Perhaps they see too clearly in him the failures of the world they made.”
— Richard Schickel

“As a movie actor he has no peer in this generation. That he consistently underplays, yet still packs more emotion into a scene than anyone else, is a sign of a charisma that may be an act of God.”
— Richard Schickel

“What added to Brando’s mystique went beyond his leather clad pose in “The Wild One” and his authoritative rasp in “The Godfather” – his obsessive need for privacy, his activism on behalf of Native Americans, and his ability to turn the tables on a Hollywood that would just as soon turn him into a product as indulge his artistic leanings would be parroted by scores of bad boy actors in his wake.”
— Variety magazine’s 2005 centennial issue naming Brando one of the top-10 icons of the century

“He has altered the way we think of acting.”
— Critic and author David Thomson

“If Stanislavsky’s writings became the bible for anyone serious about digging deep for a character’s essence, then Brando became the poster boy for The Method.”
— Variety magazine

“No actor of my generation has possessed greater natural gifts; but none other has transported intellectual falsity to higher levels of hilarious pretension.”
— Writer Truman Capote

“An angel as a man, a monster as an actor.”
— Italian writer-director Bernardo Bertolucci

“He was in a unique position. He could have done anything. But he didn’t choose to.”
 — Actor Rod Steiger

“So real was his portrayal of the boorish Stanley Kowalski (in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’) that people confused the man with the role – as they did throughout his career, especially with brooding or rebellious characters.”
— The Los Angeles Times 

“In the early 1950s, movie stars were expected to be models of glamour when they appeared in public. Brando went around in T-shirts and bluejeans. The Hollywood establishment did not quite know what to make of Brando. It never did.”
— The New York Times

“If you consider the people who are myths in their own lifetime – people like James Dean, Marilyn Monroe and Elvis Presley – he was certainly in that rank. And just to have survived that kind of life to be 80 years old is pretty remarkable. He was a tough guy.”
— Director Andrew Bergman, for whom Brando appeared in “The Freshman”

“Through his own intense concentration on what he is thinking or doing at each moment he is on the stage, all our attention focuses on him.”
— Stage critic Harold Clurman in 1948

“(Marlon Brando was) more than a uniquely gifted and influential actor. He was also an aroused citizen with broad social perspectives. Generous with his friendship and candid personal insights, he was an endlessly entertaining good neighbor. Annette (Benning) and I will miss him very much.”
— Warren Beatty. 

“There’s no one before or since like Marlon Brando. The gift was enormous and flawless, like Picasso. Brando was a genius who was the beginning and end of his own revolution….You didn’t rush him. He had a tremendous gift just in his stillness. I was in high school when I saw ‘The Wild One.’ He changed my life forever…a monumental artist….There was no way to follow in his footsteps. He was just too large and just too far out of sight. He truly shook the world, and his influence will be there long into the future.”
— Jack Nicholson 

“Transplanted to Hollywood from the Broadway stage, his potent and many-sided talent exploded on the screen and presaged a revolutionary new style in movie-acting.”
 — LIFE magazine

“Nobody, nothing, no amount of money can make him behave. He’s got to be his own master, even though he may not yet have mastered himself.”
— The New York Times, 1954

“He is the most dynamic actor of his generation, whose career is periodically renewed by performances of magnetic power.”
— Author and critic Stephen H. Scheuer.

“Even with naturalistic film actors like Spencer Tracy or Jimmy Stewart, audiences knew they were watching rehearsed make-believe. Brando occasionally slouched, scratched, mumbled and looked around the room; it seemed the camera was capturing not a performance, but human behavior. His nasal, sometimes halting rhythms gave the impression that he was inventing his dialogue on the spot.”
— Variety magazine

“Marlon Brando (was a) rebellious prodigy who electrified a generation and forever transformed the art of screen acting. (He was) a truly revolutionary film presence who strode through American popular culture like lightning on legs….Simply put, in film acting, there is before Brando, and there is after Brando. And they are like different worlds. Virtually all of the finest male stars who have emerged in the last half-century, from Paul Newman to Warren Beatty to Robert De Niro to Sean Penn, contain some echo of Mr. Brando’s paradigm.”
— The New York Times

 “Marlon Brando has finally connected with a character and a film that need not embarrass America’s most complex, most idiosyncratic film actor.”
— Critic Vincent Canby, on Brando’s role in “The Godfather.”

“He was inquisitive about everything and informed about many topics – physics, Shakespeare, philosophy, chess, religion, music, chemistry, genetics, scatology, psychology, shoe making, and whatever else he might suggest we discuss.”
— Robert Lindsey, collaborator with Brando on his autobiography. 

“Marlon Brando had an innate shrewdness, finding ways to do things better than everyone else. One of the great tragedies is that Brando never developed his tremendous potential. He really was the godfather to young actors coming up in the seventies and even today. He was the guy, really, more than (Laurence) Olivier, or anybody.”
— Actor Robert Duvall, who appeared with Brando in “The Case,” The Godfather” and “Apocalypse Now”

“Brando acted with an empathy and an instinctual understanding that not even the greatest technical performers could possibly match.”
— Sir Laurence Olivier.

In “The Wild One,” “Brando played Johnny, the leader of a motorcycle gang that ran roughshod over the residents of a small town. Brando’s role as the swaggering, leather-clad biker solidified his place as the prototypical rebel. In response to the line, ‘Hey, Johnny, what are you rebelling against?’ Brando’s retort, ‘Whaddya got?’ was seen as an alarming sign of the times.”
— The Los Angeles Times

His character “Could only feel it, act it out, be ‘The Wild One’ – and God knows how many kids felt, ‘That’s the story of my life.’”
— Critic Pauline Kael

On Brando as “Stanley Kowalski” in “A Streetcar Named Desire”:
“Astonishing….There had never been such a display of dangerous, brutal male beauty on an American stage – its influence can still be felt, in fashion photography and sport as well as acting.”
— Critic and author David Thomson

 “Every word seemed not something memorized but the spontaneous expression of an inner experience – which is the level of work all actors strive to reach.”
— Elia Kazan

Frases célebres en Inglés

Posted in frases célebres en Inglés with tags on septiembre 28, 2008 by edmolin657
  1. An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.
       Cato The Elder
  2. We live in a rainbow of Chaos.
       Paul Cezanne
  3. Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
       Dale Carnegie
  4. In some cases, non-violence requires more militancy than violence.
       Cesar Chavez
  5. When a lot of remedies are suggested for a disease, that means it cannot be cured.
       Anton Chekhov
  6. The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost.
      —G. K. Chesterton
  7. A closed mind is like a closed book: just a block of wood.
      —Chinese Proverb
  8. It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.
      —Agatha Christie
  9. Success is never final.
       Winston Churchill
  10. Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
      —Winston Churchill
  11. By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.
  12. When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it–this is knowledge.
  13. Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.
  14. History is a vast early warning system.
       Norman Cousins
  15. A good book has no ending.
       R.D. Cumming

Frases célebres (en Inglés)

Posted in Author's name, frases célebres en Inglés on septiembre 23, 2008 by edmolin657
  1.  – B –

  2. Nostalgia is a seductive liar.
       George W. Ball 

  3. Memory is the greatest of artists, and effaces from your mind what is unnecessary.
        Maurice Baring 

  4. Half the work that is done in the world is to make things appear what they are not.
       E.R. Beadle 

  5. What is now proved was once only imagined.
       William Blake 

  6. Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
       Napoleon Bonaparte 

  7. What you really value is what you miss, not what you have.
       Jorge Luis Borges 

  8. My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions, but in the fewness of my wants.
       J. Brotherton 

  9. Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship.

  10. The course of true anything does not run smooth.

  11. Samuel Butler – B –

Aforismos en Inglés

Posted in frases célebres, frases célebres en Inglés with tags , , , , on septiembre 17, 2008 by edmolin657

 – A –

  1. It is in the character of very few men to honor without envy a friend who has prospered.
  2. We often give our enemies the means of our own destruction.
  3. Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
  4. If you don’t have time to do it right you must have time to do it over.
  5. You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.
  6. The least initial deviation from the truth is multiplied later a thousandfold.
  7. Nature does nothing uselessly.
  8. A great city is not to be confounded with a populous one.
  9. Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
       Berthold Auerbach