Lenny Jacobson quotes

  • Not knowing all of the conventions of beauty, he [Tom Thomson] found it all beautiful.

  • One of the bitterest ironies of life is that one truly appreciates a blessing only after having been deprived of it or imagining that.

  • It definitely has learning a lesson about the way you're living your life. I wouldn't compare our movie to that, but it has a structure where it's about a man who doesn't appreciate all that he has and finds out at the end that life has been great and he has to enjoy that.

  • It's great when people appreciate your work, but I don't know how seriously to take it. The amazing thing is that I found something so early that I can support myself doing, and that can even be extremely lucrative, but I love it either way.

  • Moral improvement (or perfecting) require an evolution leading to a higher consciousness, which is the true torch of life; it is what we have failed too much to appreciate, and that which would be fatal to fail to appreciate any longer ("pluslongtemps", Fr.); For if we do not take it upon ourselves to remedy in time to the moral colapse (or bankruptcy) that already threaten, the whole civilisation will risks to disappear.

  • There is something frightful in being required to enjoy and appreciate all masterpieces; to read with equal relish Milton, and Dante, and Calderon, and Goethe, and Homer, and Scott, and Voltaire, and Wordsworth, and Cervantes, and Molière, and Swift.

  • My parents told us how they felt but never imposed their beliefs on us, although I appreciate I got a healthy sense of democracy from them.

  • I didn't realize at the moment exactly what I had done...I only realized the enormity of it when I walked into the press room and got a long standing ovation.It wasn't until I came out of my daze that I began to appreciate my accomplishment.

  • The present enables us to understand the past, not the other way round.

  • I'm not an athiest. How can you not believe in something that doesn't exist? That's way too convoluted for me.