One Survivor Remembers

February 15, 2015 § Leave a comment


Year: 1995 (68th) Academy Awards
Category
: Documentary (Short Subject)
Film Title
: One Survivor Remembers (It’s a 1995 documentary short film by Kary Antholis in which Holocaust survivor Gerda Weissmann Klein recounts her six-year ordeal as a victim of Nazi cruelty, including the loss of her parents, brother, friends, home, possessions, and community) 
Winner
: Kary Antholis (accompanied on stage by film subject Gerda Weissmann Klein)

Oscar Acceptance Speech
GERDA WEISSMANN KLEIN:
Kary, Sheila, Sandy, Michael, my beloved husband and my family. I have been in a place for six incredible years where winning meant a crust of bread and to live another day. Since the blessed day of my liberation I have asked the question, why am I here? I am no better. In my mind’s eye I see those years and days and those who never lived to see the magic of a boring evening at home. On their behalf I wish to thank you for honoring their memory, and you cannot do it in any better way than when you return to your homes tonight to realize that each of you who know the joy of freedom are winners. Thank you on their behalf with all my heart.

Quote

September 13, 2014 § Leave a comment

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He who is filled with love is filled with God himself.
-Saint Augustine

I thank you God

September 12, 2014 § Leave a comment

i thank You God for most this amazing
day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes

(i who have died am alive again today,
and this is the sun’s birthday; this is the birth
day of life and of love and wings: and of the gay
great happening illimitably earth)

how should tasting touching hearing seeing
breathing any–lifted from the no
of all nothing–human merely being
doubt unimaginable You?

(now the ears of my ears awake and
now the eyes of my eyes are opened)

e.e. cummings
1894-1962

Two kinds of people

August 31, 2014 § 1 Comment

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“There are two kinds of people in this world – there are people who see the thing they want and there are people who see the thing thats preventing them from getting the thing they want”

– Simon Sinek 

Because I’m Happy

August 8, 2014 § Leave a comment

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Howard Roark!

August 4, 2014 § Leave a comment

“Rules?” said Roark. “Here are my rules: what can be done with one substance must never be done with another. No two materials are alike. No two sites on earth are alike. No two buildings have the same purpose. The purpose, the site, the material determine the shape. Nothing can be reasonable or beautiful unless it’s made by one central idea, and the idea sets every detail. A building is alive, like a man. Its integrity is to follow its own truth, its one single theme, and to serve its own single purpose. A man doesn’t borrow pieces of his body. A building doesn’t borrow hunks of its soul. Its maker gives it the soul and every wall, window and stairway to express it.”

“But all the proper forms of expression have been discovered long ago.”

“Expression–of what? The Parthenon did not serve the same purpose as its wooden ancestor. An airline terminal does not serve the same purpose as the Parthenon. Every form has its own meaning. Every man creates his meaning and form and goal. Why is it so important–what others have done? Why does it become sacred by the mere fact of not being your own? Why is anyone and everyone right–so long as it’s not yourself? Why does the number of those others take the place of truth? Why is truth made a mere matter of arithmetic–and only of addition at that? Why is everything twisted out of all sense to fit everything else? There must be some reason. I don’t know. I’ve never known it. I’d like to understand.”

– Howard Roark, the visionary architecture student tell’s the Dean in the book Fountainhead by Ayan Rand

 

Sunshine!

July 29, 2014 § Leave a comment

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By Menon Wethly
http://www.clique-chique.com/

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