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Quotes: For those standing on the edge of something you desire

At MAPPs training, session #9. I will finish by November <3 documents from one of my MAPPs foster-to-adopt training sessions

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles… The credit belongs to the man in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who at his worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” – Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, 1910, at the Sorbonne in Paris

“I failed my way to success.” – Thomas Edison

“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” – William Shakespeare

“One who fears failure limits his activities. Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again.” – Henry Ford

“Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems.” – Nelson A. Rockefeller

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” – Harriet Tubman

“Everything I hold dear in my life came from taking a giant leap of faith into the unknown.” – Me, Daniela Capistrano

Quotes: Manohla Dargis On The Gender Glass Ceiling In Hollywood

On why women in Hollywood aren’t faring any better:

Manohla Dargis

“This business is really about clubby relationships. If you buy Variety or go online and look at the deals, you see one guy after another smiling in a baseball cap. It’s all guys making deals with other guys. I had a female studio chief a couple of years ago tell me point blank that she wasn’t hiring a woman to do an action movie because women are good at certain things and not others. If you have women buying that bullshit how can we expect men to be better?” – Manohla Dargis, NY Times film critic, (via Jezebel)

Here is a funny (phone) interview with Manohla Dargis in 2008 (starts at 1:51) about being a “movie killer”:

She’s great, right? For more, read Dargis’ recent article in the New York Times, “Women in the Seats but Not Behind the Camera.”